I was on the MAN-BUD inbound leg of this rotation. We left MAN around an hour and a half late. Before takeoff the F/O made an announcement apologising for the delay. He stated that the outbound flight had to be cancelled because the original operating crew would have exceeded their maximum flight duty hours for the day by the time they arrived back in BUD.
Classic Ryanair. Blaming everyone but themselves!
(P.s. Oddly enough, it was this trip which caused me the payment problems I described a few posts ago).
Faro will be 7 a/c and not the planned 8. Leipzig - canceled Milan-BGY - canceled Nantes - planned to be canceled but its not East-Midlands - 2 weekly flights dropped Bournemouth - 1 weekly flight dropped Paris-BVA - 1 weekly flight dropped Cork - 1 weekly flight dropped Masstricht - 1 weekly flight dropped Bristol - 1 weekly flight dropped
Ryanair say its for operational reasons and the canceled routes were picked as they had low bookings.
Any idea why? The terminal in FAO is still not fully repaired after the winter storm, lot's of temp buildings and portacabins. Is this the reason or was it because they could make more money and had subsequently promised the aircraft elsewhere?
Apropos, why not blame the laws which allow people to be "employed" under such contracts?? It is modern form of slavery introduced by "share holder value" driven companies who have beaten the so called governments in UK & Ireland to make it possible.
In France, as you well know, the gov stopped them employing people on that sort of basis. The result? RyR employs the people who work flights there to move in and out at intervals to avoid being treated as French workers.
OK, so the market for jobs is so bad that people will sign up, blame that on the capitalists who (still) run our banks.
Ryanair is run by opportunists, so they use what they find. The airline business was a cosy cartel before them, not a good idea either. What we need is proper, humane labour laws applied across Europe.
French companies employ French nationals in the UK on French contracts paying French taxation and have been doing so since before Ryanair existed.
French Govt have refused to have to allow the employees of companies like Eurocamp etc be treated as French employees so to limit anything they could be entitled to.
French Govt have also used their own laws to refuse people with people with Internationally recognised Ski qualifications / Equestrian qualificatsions etc etc to set up running their own business in France.
Funny thing about protectionism is that people always dress it up as something else......
13 return flights over next 2 weeks canceled. 4 airports in Germany,UK,Greexe. Ryanair based crews in Budapest must clear Border Control Police on arrivals from Ireland and UK. (this is not required by law) From 1 March Ryanair said they will not comply. 2 flights not allowed to depart MAN on 1 March and Baden on 2 March
"We call upon Budapest Airport and the Border Control Authorities to remove this bizarre and unique procedure at Budapest"
At first I presumed from the language that MOL was denouncing his own company !
Bizarre and unique, indeed.
A perfect soundbite by the king thereof to describe MOL's perverse obligation visited upon all nonEU passport holders travelling on the no-class-airline to have an extra stamp before they board at pain of supplying barrowloads of dosh to the company in question for a ticket on the next flight.
Could anyone explain how the 25p ETS charge is worked out? If you try and do a voluntary offset for a short haul sector, the price is closer to £1-2, although I'm sure that still includes a bleeding hearts margin.
So for once, is MOL passing on the charge at the same rate it costs him?