Thursday, 31 March 2011

Michael O'Leary Now Adds Surcharge for Snow Fall, Volcanic Ash & Grumpy Controllers

Everybody's favourite Chief Executive, Michael O'Leary of Ryanair is to introduce a surcharge of £2 (€2 in Europe) on fares to pay for customers stranded in the chaos of last year's snow, volcanic ash and strike disruption.

Michael O'Leary has stated that he has no choice but to introduce a new fee after the EU failed to alter its EU261 compensation law. The fee is said to raise £110m over the next year and this will cover the cost of hotels and compensation to passengers affected last year.

O'Leary has stated that a force majeure clause is needed so that compensation would waived for delays and cancellations outside airlines control.

Would this be the final straw and affect if you would fly Ryanair?

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