Monarchs decision late last night to triple or even quadruple the cost of flights appears to many commentators to be a tacit admission that the British company is about to lose its ATOL licence.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) did not renew its Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL), which technically expired yesterday although the airline have been extended a 24 hour grace period.
We do hope that things can be sorted out and that up to 100,000 holidaymakers don’t end up stranded.
What annoys me most about the coverage of the debacle is the media constantly talking about Ryanair’s share price.
What matters is the umpteen thousand people who have been left in the worst situation possible. These are people who are most likely to be on low incomes and chose Ryanair in order to save money.
Now they are being treated like mushrooms by the airline (kept in the dark and fed on sh*t) and totally ignored by the media.
Will this latest episode actually change anything? Don’t hold your breath.
It was an astonishing headline to read. 2000 flights having to be cancelled during September and October 2017. The reason given by the company was that lots of staff were on holiday. The national media have been somewhat sceptical of this excuse, citing staff dissatisfaction leading to mass resignations.
Continue reading “Ryanair cancels 2000 flights.”
Starting on the first of November 2017, budget no frills airline Ryanair will demand passengers pay £5.00 for their ‘priority’ boarding service allwing the passengers to take wheelie bags and hand bags into the cabin.
Continue reading “Ryanair changes baggage policy.”
I am having to write this as Hurricane Irma slams into the Caribbean islands as it heads toward Puerto Rico. As a result the subject may sound crass and insensitive, so to anyone who has suffered from a natural disaster, please do not think us insensitive to your pain.
Continue reading “Follow the weather”
Cheap flights from one country to another has been something that has become commonplace over the last 20 years or so. However, future is not looking so bright.
Continue reading “The changing face of cheap airline travel.”
The cheapest flight is a free flight and for thousands of British Airways passengers in early Summer 2017 this is what they will be getting. Unfortunately they will be the ones who were caught up in the great computer meltdown that grounded the entire BA fleet of 273 planes over the weekend of 27th May.
Continue reading “Compensation Payments”