Thanks @Ryanair for just leaving me stranded at faro with my daughter who is 6 months pregnant
— clare bear (@claretrickett) September 19, 2017
Not good I am having to fly from Portugal to Barcelona to England to get home, let alone being pregnant @Ryanair you piece of shit airline
— Em 💚 (@EmilyCronin9) September 19, 2017
With Ryanair’s recent flight cancellations, does it make you think twice about flying with them in the future? ✈️
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) September 19, 2017
More recently Ryanair has been keen to soften its image – in 2013 O’Leary said he wanted to stop ‘unnecessarily pissing people off.’ The airline has massively improved its formerly clunky website, introduced numbered seating and even created a ‘Business Plus’ class of ticket, giving those travelling for work more flexibility and a shot at some decent legroom.
…The debacle will cost Ryanair a small fortune in compensation, as well as lost revenue as those travelling in the next six weeks decide to book with another airline. But the long-term cost could be to its reputation. We imagine passengers are less willing to forgive this kind of inconvenience than O’Leary’s usual PR-hungry antics.
List of cancelled Flights here
This comment from one pilot sums up what most were telling me.
“The issue is one of crewing, and crewing only. No company plans to implement a leave system that leaves them woefully undermanned during a peak period. Had Ryanair had enough pilots, this would not have been an issue. However, the lack of pilots has been laid bare for all to see.”
Another said: “Bizarrely, people that work here are laughing, because it’s finally all coming out.”
Earlier: A Limerick A day
Tom Moylan writes:
If you have been affected by the Ryanair cancellations and are flying within the EU, you have rights. Check them out at link below.