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FLIGHT PLIGHT: Here's what Ryanair customers need to know ahead of planned strikes

Ryanair customers may be affected by strikes next week.

The industrial action may spark travel chaos as its likely to prevent holidaymakers getting to and from their destinations.

Heres everything you need to know about the upcoming strike.

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When is the Ryanair strike taking place and who is affected?

The 24 hour strike is scheduled for July 12 and will commence at 1am.

Almost 100 pilots working for Ryanair in Ireland have voted in favour of the action.

While its likely to affect Ryanair customers, it may also have a knock-on effect with other flights.

A Ryanair spokesperson said: "Ryanair will communicate next Tuesday by email and SMS text with all customers travelling from Ireland next Thursday if this unnecessary strike goes ahead.”

What has Ryanair said about the strike?

Previously, the airline said it was “disappointed” with the pilots decision to strike, calling the walkout “unnecessary”.

A spokesperson said: “Ryanair is disappointed by this strike notice which is unnecessary, given that it has already forwarded to Fórsa draft proposals on recognition, base transfers, a seniority list for all Irish pilots and a new annual leave system based on seniority.

“Travel agents have pleaded with both sides to come to a resolution, warning that a strike will cause “major distress” to holidaymakers.”

They have since called on FORSA to meet with them to discuss the issue further.

A Twitter statement read: “Ryanair has written to FORSA asking them to call off next weeks strike, since they already have our proposals on base transfers and a seniority list, and have been invited to meet Ryanair to discuss them.

“FORSA have no reason to unnecessarily disrupt our customers flights next Thursday.

“Why wont FORSA meet us when every other union already has?”

“Ryanair has written to FORSA asking them to call off next weeks strike, since they already have our proposals on base transfers and a seniority list, and have been invited to meet Ryanair to discuss them.

“FORSA have no reason to unnecessarily disrupt our customers flights next Thursday.

“Why wont FORSA meet us when every other union already has?”

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How can you claim money back if your flight has been affected?

Refunds may be applicable if your flight is EU regulated.

Like with any flight, youre entitled to compensation if your plane arrives more than three hours late.

To reclaim, use Money Saving Experts flight delay claim tool.

If this doesnt get you anywhere, you are advised to escalate your case to the Civil Aviation Authority.

For more information, check out MSEs flight delays guide.

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