Little warning for you. Checking in at Larnaca airport yesterday. 10 check in desks for our flight(s). So far so good. However, 3 not staffed and of the remaining 7, 3 were for priority booking only. End result, huge queue for the standard check in, and absolutely no-one using the priority booking desks.
45 minute wait in uncomfortable heat while 3 check in operators sat and twiddled their thumbs. I asked a TC rep if it wouldn't make more sense to have at least 2 of the priority staff man the normal desks but he said it wasn't up to him. We could of-course use the priority desk for a fee of £10 per person.
Tried to email TC this morning but "due to an upgrade we can't email them for 2 weeks". So next best thing - a bit of a vent on here to highlight a cynical money making scheme which actually backfired on them as thankfully no-one in the queue would take the bait.