Recently, no frills airline Ryanair cut as many as 2,000 flights from its schedules. Ryanair has said this is due to its pilots and crew having to use up their annual holiday entitlement.
More than 400,000 passengers across Europe have been affected by the flight cancelations. Many passengers have been left stranded, broke and unable to get home. Ryanair has published a full list of affected flights that have been cancelled, which cover a six-week period.
The budget airline has offered full refunds for passengers affected by the cancelled flights. When the news first broke passengers received a text message, asking them to call a premium rate phone line, which left them more out of pocket.
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary hit the headlines again recently when he hit back at a female passenger who was forced to pay a penalty of €300 (£237) in order to fly home from her holiday because she forgot to print her boarding cards off in time. Mr O’Leary launched his extraordinary rant against Sue McLeod, 35, from Newbury, Berkshire, branding ‘those passengers who object to paying a penalty for failing to print their own boarding cards as ‘idiots’ who should b***** off’.
Mr O’Leary added that passengers who arrive for flights without a pass are ‘stupid’ and it is right they are charged €60 a time to have one printed at the check-in desk because it is their ‘**** up’. Mr O’Leary added, ‘Mother pays €300 for being an idiot and failing to comply with her agreement at the time of booking. We think Mrs McLeod should pay €60 (£47.40) for being so stupid.’
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