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legal against action taking civil authority aviation ryanair

Civil Aviation Authority taking legal action against Ryanair
I'm sure everyone in the UK can remember the strikes over the summer by Ryanair pilots and cabin crew. Guess what? Ryanair decided not to pay the compensation that people are entitled to under EU law. Ryanair simply argues the strike action amounts to "extraordinary circumstances" and that therefore, it does not have to pay.
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) can see this issue a bit different and is taking legal action against Ryanair over its refusal to compensate thousands of UK-based passengers.

According to the CAA, under EU legislation, passengers are allowed to make an EU261 claim when flights are delayed by three hours or more, cancelled or when they are denied boarding.

Ryanair spokesperson responded to this announcement: "Courts in Germany, Spain and Italy have already ruled that strikes are an 'exceptional circumstance' and EU261 compensation does not apply. We expect the UK CAA and courts will follow this precedent."

I still hope that all the hard working families stranded at the airports will get the compensation because there were so many unlucky people who never had a chance to enjoy their only holiday of the year. The delays were caused by its own staff striking, Ryanair should be responsible, IMHO.
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Ah, bloody hell, that's nonsense. I have always been a supporter of RA and their low-cost, option-based model, but this is a ridiculous. 

The legislation exists to protect customers when the airlines fail to provide the services those customers depend on. If people get to their destinations massively late or not at all because of things within the airline's control, that's the airline's fault and they should have to pay.

I don't mind having to pay to sit next to the rest of my party, I do mind being left stranded in an airport. 

Bad form from Ryanair.
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(05-12-2018, 05:09 PM)fatherted Wrote:

Quite funny "news" but I'm afraid Ryanair might come up with something similar  Big Grin  Big Grin  Big Grin  For anyone who never had visited The Daily Mash before, it's just parody news topics, don't take them seriously, please.  Wink
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