Tuesday 22 May 2018

Ryanair passengers stand in line to suffer

Ryanair looks like flying into an industrial thunderstorm and travel schedules are set to suffer severe turbulence. REUTERS
Ryanair looks like flying into an industrial thunderstorm and travel schedules are set to suffer severe turbulence. REUTERS
Editorial

Editorial

Ryanair looks like flying into an industrial thunderstorm and travel schedules are set to suffer severe turbulence. Michael O'Leary has always been a genius for engineering controversy and directing it towards his own ends. However, he will require a different skill set to break this deadlock, which could play havoc with flights over Christmas.

The news that Ryanair staff pilots in Dublin who are members of the Irish Airline Pilots' Association (Ialpa) are to strike on December 20, and that other pilots in Italy and Germany may take action on various dates, will be greeted with consternation among those hoping to make it home or away over the holidays.

The season, after all, is traditionally a celebration of togetherness. Even so, additional strike days could be added, according to Impact.

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