German Ryanair pilots to strike on Friday


Passengers of the low cost carrier Ryanair on Friday in Germany because of a strike
Flight cancellations and delays.

In the middle of the holiday season, the German Ryanair pilots continue with their strike threat seriously. You want to set as their colleagues in several European countries to work on Friday, as the pilots ‘ Union Vereinigung Cockpit announced on Wednesday.

Flights in Europe cancelled

In the case of Ryanair is not a constructive will on the agreement of the other, reasoned VC-President Martin Locher in a press conference in Frankfurt to take the step. It all Links to the low cost carrier, to fly between Friday morning at 03:01 PM, and on Saturday morning at 02:59 am from Germany. On Friday, the Ryanair pilots go on strike in Belgium, Ireland and Sweden. The company has therefore been deleted already 146 of the 2,400 scheduled flights in Europe.

The Vereinigung Cockpit, tested already fighting in conflicts with Lufthansa, negotiated for more than half a year with Ryanair. After the lack of progress in the negotiations, 96 percent of respondents are Union members had voted in a ballot for industrial action.

Passenger rights: What you need to know now

Claims for compensation and replacement services are, however, in the case of strikes limited. The first point of contact for passengers, the airline is always, in the case of package travel, the tour operator. The airport provides on its website detailed information about current departure and arrival times. In the case of information from the Internet, it is advisable to print, in order to have later a receipt.

A strike due to the cancelled flight may be cancelled by the customer, he receives his money. Who wants to fly anyway, you are entitled to a later flight. It may take a while until the strike is over – and even longer as a backwater.

In the event of cancellation, Overbooking or delay of over three hours, passengers have according to the EU regulation are entitled to a compensation up to 600 Euro but only if there is no “exceptional” circumstance to blame for it.

The airlines values strikes but as miserable weather as an exceptional circumstance. Compensation there is not therefore.

at/ks (reuters)