Ryanair chose to cancel all of these flights owing to “a problem related to pilots’ days off in the roster system” but with the objective of “re-establishing airline punctuality”.
Ryanair announced it will be cancelling between 40-50 flights each day for six weeks.
Ryanair has worked hard over the past few years to improve its public image after fierce criticism over its no-frills approach. All because Ryanair claims that it has a problem with too many pilots taking holidays at the same time.
Boss Michael O’Leary admitted it was a mess but said: “It’s not my biggest cock-up”.
If you’re flying with Ryanair soon, start checking. Your right to a refund stands even if only your outbound journey is affected and you choose not to continue your trip.
Ryanair has said that it will offer pilots with the rank of first officer a special €10,000 signing-up bonus for joining the airline between October 2017 and April 2018 if they have the objective of becoming a captain. What we have messed up is the allocation of holidays.
Under EU law, passengers can claim up to £352 (€400) – on top of the ticket refund – if they were told less than two weeks before they were due to fly and an alternative isn’t offered at a similar time.
Multiple airports across the country will be affected, including both of Rome’s airports as well as Ryanair hubs in Milan, Naples, Venice, Bari, Bologna, Brindisi, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia, Pisa, and Trapani.
This will inform them what flights they can transfer to, which will be “hopefully on the same or at worse the next day”. “I phoned them twice and received poor customer service”.
Harriet Kathryn Ross wrote: “What they need to do is confirm and publish a schedule of which flights will be cancelled over the next six weeks.it’s wrong to leave people in suspense at the last minute”.
The offer is for passengers whose flights have been cancelled by Ryanair due to the changes in the pilot and cabin crew rotas.
“If your other travel plans are impacted, look to your travel insurance for cover”.
“This issue will not recur in 2018 as Ryanair goes back onto a 12 month calendar leave year from January 1st to December 31st, 2018”.
“Flights are operating as scheduled unless an email confirming a cancellation has been received”.
A spokesman said: “This is misinformation put out by the Aer Lingus pilots union and there is no truth to it”.