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# airline - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Ryanair suspends Ukrainian flights as country's airspace closes to civilian operators
# Invasion
# Invasion

Ryanair suspends Ukrainian flights as country's airspace closes to civilian operators

Feb 24th 2022, 9:21 AM 17,070 Views 14 Comments

A number of the country’s airports have reportedly come under attack in the past few hours.

# airline - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests

Apr 15th 2021, 8:06 AM 16,818 Views 41 Comments

Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.

# airline - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Boeing 737 Max cleared to resume flying in Europe from next week
# 737 Max
# 737 Max

Boeing 737 Max cleared to resume flying in Europe from next week

Jan 19th 2021, 12:46 PM 13,449 Views 42 Comments

The 737 Max returned to the skies in the United States last month.

# airline - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Qatar issues apology after examinations of women passengers
# Apology
# Apology

Qatar issues apology after examinations of women passengers

Oct 28th 2020, 7:16 AM 53,855 Views 29 Comments

Human rights activists describe such examinations conducted under duress as equivalent to sexual assault.

# airline - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Italy threatens to ban Ryanair if 'violations of anti-Covid-19 health measures' continue
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Italy threatens to ban Ryanair if 'violations of anti-Covid-19 health measures' continue

Aug 6th 2020, 10:32 AM 54,173 Views 86 Comments

Ryanair said in a statement that the claims made by ENAC are “factually incorrect”.

# airline - Friday 3 July, 2020

Ryanair says it is trying to speed up processing customer refunds from March to June
# Flights
# Flights

Ryanair says it is trying to speed up processing customer refunds from March to June

Jul 3rd 2020, 9:06 AM 27,230 Views 41 Comments

Pilots at the airline have accepted a 20% pay cut to “minimise job losses”.

# airline - Friday 3 April, 2020

Ryanair expects 'minimal, if any' flights during April and May as much of its fleet remains grounded
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ryanair expects 'minimal, if any' flights during April and May as much of its fleet remains grounded

Apr 3rd 2020, 8:03 AM 30,298 Views 27 Comments

The company said that the number of passengers it carried in March was 48% lower than the same month last year.

# airline - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan

Mar 4th 2020, 10:05 PM 22,872 Views 14 Comments

The struggling airline has been hit by a slump in bookings since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

# airline - Monday 3 February, 2020

Boeing 767 makes emergency landing at Madrid airport after landing gear enters engine
# Air Canada
# Air Canada

Boeing 767 makes emergency landing at Madrid airport after landing gear enters engine

Feb 3rd 2020, 4:37 PM 50,610 Views 46 Comments

The flight left Barajas airport in Madrid earlier today.

# airline - Monday 26 August, 2019

Aer Lingus apologises as customers unable to download boarding passes
# Boarding Pass
# Boarding Pass

Aer Lingus apologises as customers unable to download boarding passes

Aug 26th 2019, 11:15 AM 25,529 Views 40 Comments

The airline said it was a technical issue.

# airline - Monday 19 August, 2019

High Court to hear Ryanair bid to prevent pilots' strike
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

High Court to hear Ryanair bid to prevent pilots' strike

Aug 19th 2019, 7:35 AM 15,357 Views 22 Comments

Their trade union served notice last week of plans for 48 hours of strike action from midnight on 22 August.

# airline - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Norwegian Air to scrap its Ireland to North America flights from 15 September
# Discontinued
# Discontinued

Norwegian Air to scrap its Ireland to North America flights from 15 September

Updated Aug 13th 2019, 8:36 PM 35,533 Views 54 Comments

The carrier is one of many airlines affected by the global grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet.

# airline - Friday 7 December, 2018

Aer Lingus CEO apologises to staff for 'hurt and upset' caused by newspaper article
# Apology
# Apology

Aer Lingus CEO apologises to staff for 'hurt and upset' caused by newspaper article

Dec 7th 2018, 1:02 PM 33,059 Views 31 Comments

Stephen Kavanagh met with staff and union representatives yesterday evening.

# airline - Monday 3 December, 2018

Aer Lingus 'dismayed' at 'small subset' of staff who do not behave in an exemplary manner
# INspections
# INspections

Aer Lingus 'dismayed' at 'small subset' of staff who do not behave in an exemplary manner

Dec 3rd 2018, 8:16 AM 30,484 Views 46 Comments

SIPTU is to contact Aer Lingus over roll-out of CCTV in staff areas due to missing stock.

# airline - Friday 2 November, 2018

Ryanair is allowing a 'grace period' before the new fee for 10kg cabin bags kicks in
# Priority Boarding
# Priority Boarding

Ryanair is allowing a 'grace period' before the new fee for 10kg cabin bags kicks in

Nov 2nd 2018, 1:40 PM 36,035 Views 34 Comments

Non-priority passengers will have to bring 10kg cabin bags on board.

# airline - Friday 21 September, 2018

Italy's competition watchdog is investigating Ryanair's hand luggage charge
# No Frills
# No Frills

Italy's competition watchdog is investigating Ryanair's hand luggage charge

Sep 21st 2018, 7:06 AM 37,723 Views 44 Comments

The watchdog described hand luggage as an “essential” item for travellers.

# airline - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Plane quarantined at JFK airport after passengers report feeling ill
# New York
# New York

Plane quarantined at JFK airport after passengers report feeling ill

Sep 5th 2018, 3:44 PM 36,432 Views 23 Comments

Other passengers are now being allowed to disembark and are having their temperatures taken.

# airline - Friday 6 July, 2018

Ryanair accuses pilot union of having no mandate, demands strike be called off
# Forsa
# Forsa

Ryanair accuses pilot union of having no mandate, demands strike be called off

Jul 6th 2018, 6:01 PM 13,856 Views 32 Comments

Ryanair has had a troubled relationship with unions in the past, and only recently recognised unions.

# airline - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Co-pilot partly sucked out of plane as cockpit window breaks at 32,000 feet
# China
# China

Co-pilot partly sucked out of plane as cockpit window breaks at 32,000 feet

May 15th 2018, 7:16 AM 42,290 Views 22 Comments

The Sichuan Airlines plane carrying 128 people was diverted and made an emergency landing.

# airline - Monday 5 February, 2018

Ryanair's Q3 profits up by 12%, but O'Leary warns that 2018 will be a 'bumpy year'
# Michael O'Leary
# Michael O'Leary

Ryanair's Q3 profits up by 12%, but O'Leary warns that 2018 will be a 'bumpy year'

Feb 5th 2018, 11:46 AM 6,223 Views 8 Comments

Michael O’Leary said the company will remain “cautious” throughout the rest of its financial year.

# airline - Sunday 4 February, 2018

The UK's travel watchdog is to investigate if airlines are 'pro-actively splitting up groups'
# Tarmac Trevails
# Tarmac Trevails

The UK's travel watchdog is to investigate if airlines are 'pro-actively splitting up groups'

Feb 4th 2018, 7:02 PM 23,530 Views 52 Comments

In a survey of different airlines, groups travelling with Ryanair were more likely to be seated separately if they hadn’t paid for their seats.

# airline - Friday 19 January, 2018

'It was like hell': Passengers terrified as 'shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight forced turn back
# Malaysia Airlines
# Malaysia Airlines

'It was like hell': Passengers terrified as 'shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight forced turn back

Jan 19th 2018, 8:28 AM 33,558 Views 23 Comments

Flight MH122 was heading from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur when one of its engines shut down.

# airline - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Ryanair strike to go ahead unless airline management meets with union
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Ryanair strike to go ahead unless airline management meets with union

Dec 16th 2017, 3:58 PM 12,849 Views 35 Comments

The dispute centres around employe conditions, with pilots asking that they be allowed to negotiate using unions, and Ryanair refusing to recognise unions.

# airline - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Italian union announces 4-hour strike of Ryanair pilots for 15 December
# Grounded
# Grounded

Italian union announces 4-hour strike of Ryanair pilots for 15 December

Dec 6th 2017, 12:54 PM 11,284 Views 18 Comments

The Anpac union has called a strike of Ryanair pilots at bases across Italy on 15 December for four hours, from 1pm to 5pm.

# airline - Monday 4 December, 2017

Air crew over Japan saw North Korean missile re-enter atmosphere
# War Games
# War Games

Air crew over Japan saw North Korean missile re-enter atmosphere

Dec 4th 2017, 12:40 PM 18,156 Views 21 Comments

The airline’s general manager said crew described seeing the missile “blow up and fall apart”.

# airline - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court
# Courts
# Courts

Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court

Nov 16th 2017, 6:05 AM 37,998 Views 0 Comments

The journalist has recently been reporting on pay talks Ryanair has been having with pilots.

# airline - Friday 10 November, 2017

Plane forced into emergency landing at Belfast Airport due to faulty nose gear
# Flybe
# Flybe

Plane forced into emergency landing at Belfast Airport due to faulty nose gear

Nov 10th 2017, 4:06 PM 15,378 Views 18 Comments

The flight, which was heading to Inverness, officially declared an emergency at 12.36pm.

# airline - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Ryanair tells pilots they will likely have to take all their annual leave in first three months of next year
# Rostering Issues
# Rostering Issues

Ryanair tells pilots they will likely have to take all their annual leave in first three months of next year

Oct 25th 2017, 12:22 PM 16,981 Views 44 Comments

The memo to staff comes following a tumultuous month at the airline.

# airline - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Ryanair pilot criticises negotiations in letter to Michael O'Leary
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Ryanair pilot criticises negotiations in letter to Michael O'Leary

Oct 12th 2017, 5:14 PM 19,238 Views 28 Comments

Dublin-based Captain Imelda Comer hand delivered the letter to Ryanair management yesterday.

# airline - Monday 2 October, 2017

Monarch Airlines ceases trading leaving 110,000 passengers stranded
# Grounded
# Grounded

Monarch Airlines ceases trading leaving 110,000 passengers stranded

Oct 2nd 2017, 8:05 AM 30,178 Views 55 Comments

The failure has been described as “the biggest ever UK airline failure”.

# airline - Monday 18 September, 2017

Explainer: Here's what to do if Ryanair cancels your flight
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Explainer: Here's what to do if Ryanair cancels your flight

Sep 18th 2017, 1:02 PM 37,420 Views 59 Comments

Up to 50 flights a day will be cancelled over the next six weeks.

140 Ryanair pilots have left for a competitor in the last year
# Payback
# Payback

140 Ryanair pilots have left for a competitor in the last year

Sep 18th 2017, 10:35 AM 47,739 Views 98 Comments

Ryanair plans to cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks.

# airline - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know
# Trade Unions
# Trade Unions

Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know

Sep 14th 2017, 5:50 PM 26,558 Views 29 Comments

The decision may have a big impact on future labour disputes at the airline.

# airline - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Only one small bag to be permitted on board as Ryanair axes second free carry-on policy
# Just The One
# Just The One

Only one small bag to be permitted on board as Ryanair axes second free carry-on policy

Sep 6th 2017, 8:36 AM 39,849 Views 81 Comments

Ryanair has increased check-in bag sizes from 15kg to 20kg.

# airline - Monday 31 July, 2017

EasyJet passenger allegedly punched by an airport worker in Nice
# France
# France

EasyJet passenger allegedly punched by an airport worker in Nice

Jul 31st 2017, 1:13 PM 18,717 Views 36 Comments

The flight the passenger was due to fly on was delayed for hours.

# airline - Monday 10 July, 2017

Spanish airline ordered to stop making prospective employees take pregnancy tests
# Unexpected Arrival
# Unexpected Arrival

Spanish airline ordered to stop making prospective employees take pregnancy tests

Jul 10th 2017, 7:50 PM 18,460 Views 13 Comments

Iberia was fined €25,000 over the practice.

# airline - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Aer Lingus's CEO insists its controversial loyalty scheme is 'of value to the market'
# Transport
# Transport

Aer Lingus's CEO insists its controversial loyalty scheme is 'of value to the market'

Jul 2nd 2017, 12:00 PM 19,133 Views 17 Comments

Frequent flyer programme Aerclub has faced heavy criticism since it was launched last year.

Ryanair denies splitting up families on flights, but customers are not happy
# Seat Allocation
# Seat Allocation

Ryanair denies splitting up families on flights, but customers are not happy

Jul 2nd 2017, 6:00 AM 72,179 Views 115 Comments

Passengers are being charged extra to sit together, but the airline has denied changing its policy.

# airline - Saturday 1 July, 2017

First-ever Cork to Boston flight takes off
# Norwegian Air
# Norwegian Air

First-ever Cork to Boston flight takes off

Jul 1st 2017, 4:32 PM 41,763 Views 61 Comments

The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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