In yet another money making effort by Ryanair they deliberately split passengers up even if you book together. The only way round it to to pay to book your seats. The big problem with this policy is when people don't sit together the natural thing to do in an emergency is to go and help your travelling partner and when you are seated at opposite ends of the plane will lead to chaos with people trying to move around the cabin rather than getting off the plane. I really hope Ryanair don't have an accident but it is a worry. If they want the money just stick a couple of quid on the ticket price and everyone will be happy.