Monarch prepare to lose license.

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.


Ryanair … again

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.