Ryanair has been studied to cancel 396 flights today – one in six of its services – due to pilot strikes in Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands, which could modify more than 74,000 passengers.
At least 50 flights have planned been cancelled between the UK and destinations in the affected countries.
Germany and Ireland devise suffer the most from the strikes, as flights between Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Dublin and airports in Britain were bulk the cancelled flights.
In total, 20 flights have been repudiated in Ireland, 104 in Belgium, 22 in Sweden, 250 in Germany. No flights desire be cancelled in the Netherlands, despite the strike.
Today, beyond 2,000 Ryanair flights (85 per cent of our schedule) will serve as normal carrying almost 400,000 customers across Europe
Ryanair believed in a statement: “All of our flights to/from the Netherlands will operate as scheduled on Friday 10 August. There choose be no cancellations as a result of the unnecessary strike action by the Dutch pilot gang (VNV-DALPA) in the Netherlands.”
Ryanair has said in another statement: “Despite the lamentable and unjustified strike action taking place in 5 of our 37 markets this morning, all 370 maiden wave aircraft departed on schedule this morning with piles of families travelling on holidays – thanks to the efforts of the majority of our pilots who are business normally.
“Today, over 2,000 Ryanair flights (85 per cent of our organize) will operate as normal carrying almost 400,000 customers across Europe.
“Ryanair gain controlled every step to minimise the disruption and we notified our customers as early as credible advising them of their free move, refund or reroute options. The the greater part of customers affected have already been re-accommodated on another Ryanair depart.
“We want to again apologise to customers affected by this unnecessary disruption and we ask the topping unions to continue negotiations instead of calling any more unjustified afflicts.
The airline has said it informed customers as early as possible any flight rescissions, but some people have complained they were given surely little notice.
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One Trill user tweeted a screenshot of the Ryanair Live Chat screen on the budget airline’s website blow the whistle oning the passengers that a representative will be with them in “approximately 72 twinkling of an eyes.”
“Ryanair cancelled my flight in the last min because of pilots strike,” operator jzff tweeted. “They offer me to change my tickets online which it’s not plausible because of their system crash. No one is on the phone and live chat. They in spite of that don’t do a refund. Ryanair is a headache.”
Another disgruntled customer tweeted: “Ryanair offset my wife’s flight for today and refunded. However, they won’t refund her amends flight which is booked for tomorrow as the “ticket is still usable”?? “We comprehend you can’t get there but you can at least get back.”
The Dutch pilot’s union, Vereniging Nederlandse Verkeersvliegers (VNV), clothed demanded the low-cost airline change its ways.
They tweeted: Today is all yon a wake-up call for the Ryanair management. A culture change is needed. Communicate your employees the respect they deserve.”
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Germany’s Cockpit union accused the airline of “categorically” authority out higher personnel costs for cockpit crew, leaving no room for a compromise.
“Ryanair solely is responsible for the escalation we are now seeing,” Cockpit president Martin Locher mentioned a news conference on Wednesday.
If Ryanair cancels your flight, they forced to provide passengers with a full refund for their cancelled getaways or book them on the next available flight free of charge symbolized Simon Calder, a travel expert.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast he said: “Any voyager should have been given at least 48 hours notification. They have been told you can switch to another Ryanair decamp or get a full refund.
“Crucially though under European air passenger rights they’re also permitted, if Ryanair doesn’t have a seat available, and flights are very stacked at the moment, to be rebooked on another airline service at the cost of Ryanair. Anecdotally it is not as moderate as it might sound though.”
“Of course, if you’re stuck in Germany or Sweden or somewhere strain that and you can’t get back the airline has to pay for you accommodation and your meals until they can fly you sponsor home.”