Ryanair challenges Spanish court over boarding passes24 January 2011
Ryanair has threatened to turn away passengers arriving at check in without their pre-printed boarding pass unless a ruling from a Spanish court is overturned.
Currently the airline charges Â£40 for a boarding pass for those who have not printed out their own.
A judge in Barcelona has ruled that the charge is illegal.
The airline said it might stop issuing boarding passes, hence passengers would not be allowed on the aircraft.