In “direct action gets the goods” news, Ryanair has finally signed a Collective Labour Agreement with Ver.di, the German cabin crew union representing all of their crewin the country. Apparently, all those massive strikes massively paid off, since unions in other countries are also receiving CLAs.
Lee Cimino from Leek didn’t want to deal with the new Ryanair baggage fees – so he sewed everything into his coat. “I wasn’t trying to pack the most I could in – it was just the amount that I needed for the overnight stay,” Lee told the press. “So I had pair of trainers, a pair of shorts, a t-shirt, a jumper, a towel, a pair of boxers, some socks and my liquids – the whole contents of my roll-on bag.” Surprisingly enough, high plan went off without a hitch.
Iceland is consolidating! Icelandair took over it’s Icelandic rival carrier Wow air for about €15.7 million. This all-share deal is aimed at creating a stronger competitor in the international aviation market.
Last week, Ryanair shut down its website and mobile app for a 12 hour period “systems upgrade”. It took place between 5pm on Wednesday and 5am on Thursday.
On the 5th of November, acclaimed violinist Emmanuel Borowsky was escorted off a Southwest Airlines flight with his violin. He had asked if he could store his $80,000 violin one of the available seats after he noticed the lack of overhead storage space. Borowsky says that the crew ignored his suggestion and put him on another flight. That one was seven hours late and made him miss a day of professional engagements.
Heathrow Airport experienced lighting issue affecting both runways. The incident happened on Wednesday. It’s one of those cases when your flight delay wouldn’t be eligible for compensation, since it was an issue with the airport.
The Boeing 737 on Ryanair flight 1782 was about to leave for Stansted from Bordeaux on Thursday afternoon a bailiff declared it seized on the tarmac and sealed the aircraft. The French civil aviation authority grounded the flight over an unpaid debt of €500,000. This disrupted the travel plans of the 149 passengers, who should all claim compensation via Skycop.
Six Ryanair cabin crew members were pictured sleeping on the floor of a Spanish airport office last month – you all saw the picture. Now, Ryanair has “gross misconduct.”
When Porto-bound flights were diverted on October 14th, over 20 crew members were stranded in Malaga airport. Ryanair claims that none of them had to sleep on the floor. “The crew spent a short period of time in the crew room before being moved to a VIP lounge, and returned to Porto the next day,” the company said.
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