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Ryanair cancels Italian flights due to coronavirus not wanting to fly with them

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, has said up to 25% of its short-haul flights across Europe to and from Italy are being cancelled for a three-week period “in response to the Covid-19 virus”.

We’re surprised that Covid-19 would consider boarding a Ryanair flight to start with given what filthy thieving bastards they are. Covid-19 would surely fly on a proper airline. You can follow Covid-19’s travel updates here!

In a statement this afternoon, Ryanair said it had notified passengers that it was reducing its short-haul flight program (mainly to and from Italy) by up to 25% from Tuesday 17 March to Wednesday 8 April.

The airline said that over the past week it “has seen a significant drop in bookings over that late March/early April period” as well as “a significant step up in passenger no-shows on flights, particularly from and within Italy.”

CEO Michael O’Leary said: “Our focus at this time is on minimising any risk to our people and our passengers.

“While we are heavily booked over the next two weeks, there has been a notable drop in forward bookings towards the end of March, into early April.

“It makes sense to selectively prune our schedule to and from those airports where travel has been most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.”

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Ryanair ‘won’t refund’ passengers flying on Boeing ‘death planes’

Ryanair, the world’s most hated airline, have said people will not be refunded if they refuse to fly on the Boeing 737 MAX “death planes”, according to reports.

Ryanair is banking on a March or April delivery date from Boeing – just in time for summer.

But holidaymakers getting away for a break will be unaware that they could be travelling on a Boeing 737 MAX.

Aerospace giant Boeing was forced to halt production on the planes after a series of safety setbacks following two horror crashes that killed 346 people.

Chief Executive of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, told the Independent: “You won’t know, because on average you book seats on Ryanair six to eight weeks in advance of travel.

“We only do the aircraft allocations the night before, because we don’t know which aircraft is where.

“During the first year, you’ll have a 10% chance you’ll be on a Max aircraft.

“Will anyone know or care? Frankly, I don’t think they will.”

And if passengers don’t want to be on the plane then they won’t get their money back, he continued, though Mr O’Leary did stress the planes will be the “most tested” and the “most safe aircraft ever delivered”.

“You have the right to get off the plane if you want,” said Mr O’Leary.

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Ryanair rejects almost 100% of compensation claims

Ryanair, the world’s most hated airline, have been accused of rejecting almost 100 per cent of valid compensation claims submitted by customers.

Under EU law, if your flight is cancelled, you have the legal right to either a full refund within seven days or a replacement flight to your destination.

This applies for whatever reason your flight was cancelled or how long before you were told it would no longer be be flying.

If your flight is delayed by three hours or more, and you were flying to or from a European airport, or with an EU-based airline such as Ryanair or British Airways, then you can claim compensation up to  €250 (£229) for short-haul flights and €400 (£367) for mid-haul flights and €600 (£530) for long-haul flights.

But the airline might not payout if it’s out of their control, for example, due to bad weather or strikes.

AirHelp, a company that helps passengers claim compensation from airlines for a fee, looked at hundreds of thousands of its own claims between January 1 and October 31 this year.

It claims that Ryanair had “wrongfully rejected” 98.4 per cent of these claims after the first assessment.

What a bunch of filthy thieving bastards. Nothing changes.

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Ryanair slammed after giving passengers stranded overnight a measly £3 meal voucher

Ryanair, the world’s most hated airline, have been slammed after they gave passengers stranded overnight just a £3 meal voucher.

Civil aviation guidelines say a hotel should be offered to travellers who are stranded overnight due to an airline.

One furious passenger on the flight to Stansted from Bari, Italy, said: “The way we were treated was outrageous.”

Peter Swann added: “Only a four euro voucher, not enough to buy any food. Flouting EU law pretty hard.”

The flight eventually took off on Wednesday after a ten-hour delay.

What a bunch of cheapskate thieving bastards.