Ryanair will cancel dozens of flights every day for next six weeksBack to Forum
News breaking this evening concerns Ryanair which is having to cancel dozens of flights daily for the next six weeks owing to staff holidays.
Readers flying Ryanair in the coming weeks must check their flight status in case of cancellation.15 Sep 2017
I know it’s the Sun but it has just been announced that Ryanair will have major daily cancellations due to staff catching up on their holidays. !!!15 Sep 2017
I hope that each PAX affected receives the full EC261 compensation package (plus rebooking and accommodation etc)
Flying PAX from A to B is the CORE COMPETENCY of an Airline and if they cannot plan for this then hopefully the statutory protections will kick in.15 Sep 2017
So much for Ryanair´s programme to improve relations with its customers.
This is obviously not a last minute problem as these flight cancellations are known much more in advance of two days. If there are aircraft available (and they say there are) then there are aircrew – those who Ryanair sack for the winter period.
This is just a cynical manipulation of the statistics for punctuality. The lame excuse about readjustment of aircrew holidays is a blatant smokescreen. Shame on you O´Leary.16 Sep 2017
There must be more to this than is apparent. Why wouldn’t they lease aircraft and/or crews from other carriers if the reasons given are true, in order to maintain their flight programme?
If they cancel flights more than 14 days before departure, EU261/2004 won’t apply (someone correct me if I’m wrong on that), but they would lose a massive amount of their hard-earned goodwill.
Whatever faults he may have, O’Leary is no fool.16 Sep 2017
We all know LCCs over program their aircraft and crews so that flights later in the day are delayed further and FR operates 24 hours so their situation with staff terminated over the winter ‘taking entitled vacation’ is easily planned for.
ATC strikes have added to their re-scheduling, maybe its the limit for such an operation in the EU and soon winter weather will add further delays.
You ‘pay your money and you don’t get what you pay for’ so claim it back!16 Sep 2017
News piece in this afternoon’s Irishtimes.com explains this situation arose.16 Sep 2017
Flying from NUE to MAN today with Ryanair.
Outbound was fine, on time and very cheap for me and ST junior.
Looks like this morning’s flight is still ok.
Very strange and shoddy behaviour though.17 Sep 2017
Today Ryanair is cancelling around 80 flights according to information posted on ryanair.com17 Sep 2017
Irish Aviation regulator has confirmed that E261 compensation will apply
The 2 week notice is key. I had this a few years ago when Easyjet cancelled me 15 days out. I did the research and found that all the needed to do was re-route me or refund me in full. Nothing else.
I hope this event serves to educate the general public on E261 and their rights17 Sep 2017
Who wants to enter the Ryanair Lottery? They may even be selling tickets on board. Here’s how it works :
1/ Buy the cheapest Ryanair flight for £9.99
2/ Hope you get the cancellation email, and win compensation.
The EU compensation rules for cancelled flights are as follows:
Passengers are entitled to assistance and compensation, if the disruption was within an airline’s control.
Airlines have to offer full refunds, paid within seven days, or rebookings for a flight cancelled within 14 days of departure.
In addition, passengers can also claim compensation.
Compensation amounts are: 250 euros for short-haul, 400 euros for medium-haul.18 Sep 2017