Ryanair cancellations: when are you entitled to a refund and compensation?

Pressure grows in Ryanair to release full list of cancelled flights

Pressure grows in Ryanair to release full list of cancelled flights

Irish budget airline Ryanair was under pressure Monday to provide more information to travelers after canceling up to 50 flights a day over the next six weeks because it mismanaged its pilots' holiday schedules.

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"Full refunds will be offered to passengers who are not willing to accept the alternative flight".

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has admitted the cancellation of flights due to pilot holidays is "a mess". "Publish full list now!"

Ryanair blamed a number of factors for the sudden cancellations including a backlog of staff leave, which must be taken by the end of the year.

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The airline said on Twitter that "Between today and tomorrow all flight cancellations up and until OCT31 will be communicated".

"We can confirm that 140 pilots have joined us from Ryanair this year".

Rival Norwegian Air, which recently launched budget flights from Edinburgh to the U.S., has employed 140 Ryaniar pilots this year and is now advertising for its new Dublin base.

One woman said her flight being cancelled had caused chaos for her as she had to hire a van to drive dozens of guests to a wedding in Italy.

Mr O'Leary said customers whose flights have been cancelled will receive an email by Monday evening. The airline has announced cancellations of between 1,500 to 2,000 flights over the next six weeks. You should get your money back within seven days or given an alternative flight.

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If the current pattern continues then an average of three flights a day to and from Scottish airports could be affected.

A Longford Westmeath TD says Ryanair shouldn't be selling tickets for flights that could be cancelled. But if you decide to cancel or change your flight without knowing whether it will be cancelled officially, you have no special rights under the European Regulations. Airlines are pretty stingy at paying for non-refundable hotels and accommodation, so your travel insurance is more likely to pay out and help advise you in other ways. It can't charge you any extra for this flight. You may have cover for this with your travel insurance policy.

He was at pains to add that the airline will not contest this compensation, saying: "When we make a mess in Ryanair, we come out with our hands up".

The Irish LCC said in a statement that the cancellations, which began last week, are aimed at improving "its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September", a number it called "unacceptable". "Ryanair is not short of pilots - we were able to fully crew our peak summer schedule".

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