Ryanair cancelled 82 flights on Sunday after admitting it had "messed up" the planning of its pilots' holidays.
The budget airline said on Saturday that it will cancel 40-50 flights every day for the next six weeks.
Marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said affected customers with bookings up to 20 September had been informed.
"We have messed up in the planning of pilot holidays and we're working hard to fix that," he said.
Most of the cancellations are due to a backlog of staff leave which has seen large numbers of the airline's staff book holidays towards the end of the year.
The airline is changing its holiday year, which currently runs from April to March, to run from January to December instead.
Rynanair said the shift meant it had to allocate annual leave to pilots in September and October.
airtrainer wrote:I wonder how a canceled flight will help them to improve their on-time statistics
helvknight wrote:Ryanair have offered Captains €12K and FOs €6K to forfeit their holidays.
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has said the firm plans to make some pilots delay a week's holiday as it wrestles with massive flight cancellations.
mhodgson wrote:Unless things have changed massively at Ryanair, most of these employees are probably self-employed contractors; so are unlikely to have any significant form of recourse from Ryanair as they aren't directly employed by them and Ryanair can dictate requirements.
JLAmber wrote:This of course wouldn't be related to the fact that Ryanair just lost a court case and is now forbidden from ignoring local employment laws in favour of more lax Irish laws at all
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 31288.html
By pure coincidence, a large number of Ryanair employees are now owed 9 days per year in holiday pay, coincidentally.
JLAmber wrote: Can't see that ending well for Ryanair.
The Ultimatum, which was filed by the Ryanair federation of pilots, did not receive a response from management, but the Irish company's pilots decided to go on a "white strike".
In concrete terms, they will stick to the bare minimum during their working days. For example, it is stipulated in their contract that they must arrive 45 minutes before the take-off, but in practice the pilots are obliged to arrive earlier so that the take-off takes place without delay. Now, they will actually arrive 45 minutes before, leaving the plane to leave on time. They also plan to take more time to land, and park the planes. In other words, a zealous strike, which will certainly result in substantial delays in the 60 Ryanair bases that have posed the ultimatum.
This Wednesday, in a joint letter, the pilots had issued an ultimatum to the management if they did not respond to their requests: real contracts, pilots being paid on time at the moment, or a fixed contract with the social protections related (holidays with pay, pension contributions, etc.). Pilots must also pay for their uniforms and training, a situation perceived as unacceptable.
This social conflict, a latent tension within the company, has recently had a direct impact on the company's service: until the end of October, and from the beginning of September, 40 to 50 aircraft have been eliminated daily, due to planning problems to the leave of pilots. Initially, Ryanair had not communicated in advance of these deletions, causing the anger of the unhappy travelers.
DAL764 wrote:The timing couldn't be any worse for Ryanair...
Ryanair has been told to correct its compensation policy for passengers by Friday afternoon after thousands of its flights were cancelled.
The UK's Civil Aviation Authority says the airline must stop misleading passengers about the option to be re-routed with another airline.
The regulator has ordered the budget airline to say publicly how it will re-route passengers who require it.
Ryanair must also say how it will reimburse their out-of-pocket expenses.
In addition, the airline must promise to help any of the passengers whose flights have been cancelled in the past two weeks, but who may have chosen an unsuitable option as a result of being misled by Ryanair, the regulator said.
The demands - which must be completed by 17:00 BST on Friday - cover passengers who were due to fly to and from the UK.
The CAA said if the airline did not meet the deadline, it would carry on with the "enforcement action" launched on Wednesday, which could ultimately see the airline taken to court, with the possibility of an unlimited fine.
airtrainer wrote:Meanwhile, they're relaunching one of their "one million flights from 9.99€" promotion on their website
Zak wrote:airtrainer wrote:Meanwhile, they're relaunching one of their "one million flights from 9.99€" promotion on their website
Consumer watchdog should sue them to change that to "one million tickets from 9.99". If that ticket will lead to an actual flight seems to be a lottery these days.
Maybe FR should start selling scratch cards instead of tickets...