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Ryanair is cutting flights to some winter destinations — and warns of more disruption to come

Ryanair is cutting flights to winter destinations and removing aircraft as labor strikes led the company to report a bleak full-year profit forecast. Europe's largest low cost-carrier in Europe said it suffered a fall in its flight traffic which hit revenue, due to September strikes from pilots and cabin crew across Europe in September.
A Swissport employee throws Ryanair passengers' luggage at Manchester Airport on September 20, 2018.

A Ryanair passenger filmed a baggage handler carelessly throwing luggage to the ground

A public relations firestorm ensued after a Ryanair passenger filmed a baggage handler at Manchester Airport throw passengers' luggage onto a conveyor cart with seemingly no regard for the contents inside.
Ryanair is making its customers pay an extra fee for their carry-on baggage. Italy's competition watchdog is investigating the budget airline.

Italy is investigating whether Ryanair is unfairly distorting the airline market with its controversial carry-on baggage fee

Starting in November, Ryanair customers at the cheapest fare level can bring only a "small personal bag" on flights and must pay extra for a carry-on bag. Italy's competition watchdog is said to have argued carry-on bags are an "essential element of transport" and should be part of the ticket price.

Ryanair mailed nearly 200 unsigned checks for delayed or canceled flights and customers are furious

Dublin-based airline Ryanair issued on apology after mistakenly sending unsigned compensation checks to nearly 200 passengers. These passengers were owed money by the airline for previous flight cancellations and delays.
Budget airlines can be full of hidden fees, even if you know what to look for. The author is not pictured.

I’ve been traveling the world for 6 months, and I still made an expensive budget airline mistake that should serve as a warning to anyone

I recently booked a cheap flight from Sofia, Bulgaria to Lisbon, Portugal for a bargain airfare of $89 on WizzAir. But, after booking, I found that was charged fees that costed more than my ticket, including fees for baggage, administration, airport check-in, and an in-flight meal.
Pilots and flight attendants were encouraged to make their transfer requests an "immediate priority."

Ryanair warns more than 300 pilots and flight crew members to move to Poland or risk losing their jobs

Ryanair, an Irish, ultra-low cost carrier, has been struggling with staffing issues as Dublin-based pilots and flight crew strike for better benefits and pay. On Wednesday, the company advised employees to move to Poland to avoid being laid off.
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary

Small airlines face a brutal reckoning as oil prices surge, according to the CEO of Europe’s biggest budget carrier

Airlines are constantly battling with the price of fuel. Airlines hedge their fuel costs, locking in prices far ahead of time to try and mitigate the possibility for rising oil prices in future.
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary.

Ryanair: ‘Time is running out’ on Brexit

The budget Irish airline has repeatedly warned that flights risk being grounded unless it gets clarity on Brexit transition arrangements by summer.
A Ryanair plane on the tarmac.

A Ryanair passenger took the emergency exit and climbed onto the wing after his plane was delayed

The man was filmed climbing off of a flight from London Stansted airport to Malaga in Spain.