Ryanair strike action: The latest on the planned walk outs that will start this week – The Sun

RYANAIR passengers hoping to take advantage of the last of the summer sun could face travel disruption as a result of several planned strikes.

There are walk outs planned for this week, as well as multiple dates in September.

There are several planned strikes that could affect Brit travellers.

Here's what you need to know.

British pilot strikes

Ryanair's strike troubles started last month when the airline's UK pilots were balloted over whether or not to strike.

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said that the strike is a dispute over working conditions.

On August 7, the union confirmed that the pilots will be striking.

Strikes will be held from 00.01am on August 22 until 11.59pm on August 23 and from 00.01am on September 2 until 11.59pm on September 4.

The announcement left many fearing that they might not be able to make wedding and birthday plans.

Ryanair has written to the union to ask them to reconsider amid news that staff at the airline are facing job cuts.

The airline is currently trying to stop the strikes via a court order according to BALPA.

Will I get my money back if my flight is cancelled or delayed?

If your flight is cancelled, you have the legal right to either a full refund within seven days or a replacement flight to your destination.

This applies for whatever reason your flight was cancelled or how long before you were told it would no longer be be flying.

If your flight is delayed by three hours or more and you were flying to or from a European airport, or with an EU-based airline such as Ryanair or British Airways then you can claim compensation up to€250 (£229) for short-haul flights and €400 (£367) for mid-haul flights and €600 (£530) for long-haul flights.

But the airline might not payout if it's out of their control, for example, due to bad weather or strikes.

Irish pilot strikes

Ryanair's Irish pilots are also planning to strike.

On August 9, the Irish pilots' union confirmed pilots have voted for strike action.

It comes after 94 per cent of directly-employed Ryanair pilots, who are members of the IALPA, voted to back industrial action in a long-running dispute over pay, working conditions and related issues.

They will also walk out ahead of the August Bank Holiday, with strike dates set for August 22 and 23.

Ryanair is also trying to block the Irish strike via a court injunction.

Spanish pilot and cabin crew strikes

Last week, Ryanair's Spanish staff announced ten strike dates that will be spread across September.

The strikes are as a result of Ryanair's announcement that 900 jobs are at risk with several planned base closures.

The dates have been confirmed for September 1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 28.

Portugal cabin crew strikes

Ryanair's cabin crew in Portugal have announced a walk out as well.

The dates for the strike are 00:00 August 21 until 23:29 August 25.

Sun Online Travel has contacted Ryanair for comment.

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