I spent hours trying to book a flight with Ryanair, but my card kept being declined. I checked my balance, and used the card for another online purchase - no problem. So I tried deleting browsing history and cookies, then trying a different browser, then a different computer, then even a different card. Still no luck. Phoned Ryanair 3 times. Apart from telling me to delete the history (again!), they couldn't help. Worse: they refused point blank to let me make a phone booking without charging me ₤50 a head (= ₤200). But this kind of technical hitch does happen sometimes - a normal company just lets you book over the phone. But not Ryanair. The result? A different airline, different airports, doubled driving time in both countries, and ₤200 more to pay in any case. But at least Ryanair isn't getting that extra money. What nasty people.