Turns out there’s someone out there who dislikes small, inconvenient airline fees more than you do. Adam Armstrong was all set to jet off to Ibiza with his girlfriend for a week-long trip on Ryanair, until he realized the name on his ticket was incorrect.
The ticket booker, Armstrong’s girlfriend’s stepfather, didn't realize Armstrong’s Facebook account had a fake name. “I had put it as Adam West as a joke, because he was the actor who played Batman on TV.” When Armstrong brought the issue up to the airline, they were faced with a $336 fee (approximately £110 for each flight on their round-trip journey). To avoid the fee, Armstrong had his name changed to match his Facebook account (for free) and had a new passport rushed so he could still make the trip. All in all, his hack cost him around $157.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.