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FLIGHT PLIGHT: What Ryanair customers need to know ahead of planned strikes

Industrial action has affected thousands of Ryanair customers this month.

After striking on July 12, pilots staged another for this Friday.

But the disruption doesnt end there, as cabin crew are preparing to walkout next week.

Heres everything you need to know about the planned strike.

When is the Ryanair cabin crew strike taking place?

Up to 300 flights are expected to be affected by strikes next week.

From July 25-26, cabin crew will walk out during peak summer holiday season.

In response to the planned action, Ryanair has branded the move “unncessary”.

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Which flights are affected by the strike?

If youre travelling to or from Europe next week, there is a chance your flight may be cancelled.

The following journeys will be affected:

  • Up to 200 of over 830 daily Ryanair flights to/from Spain (24%)
  • Up to 50 of over 180 daily Ryanair flights to/from Portugal (27%)
  • Up to 50 of over 160 daily Ryanair flights to/from Belgium (31%)
  • Up to 300 of over 2,400 daily Ryanair flights all over Europe (12%)

How do you know if your flight is affected and can you get a refund?

Passengers affected by changes or cancellations have been contacted by email and text.

If you havent been contacted by the airline, your flight will operate as normal.

Those who have concerns about their bookings are urged to contact customer services.

A Ryanair spokesperson said: “Ryanair has added extra customer service staff to help re-accommodate/refund these customers over the next seven days.”

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What has Ryanair said about the industrial action?

Ryanair's Kenny Jacobs said: "Ryanair sincerely apologises to our customers for these disruptions which we have done our utmost to avoid.

“Given that Ryanair cabin crew enjoy great pay-up to €40,000 p.a. (in countries with high youth unemployment) – industry leading rosters (14 days off each month), great sales commissions, uniform allowances and sick pay, these strikes are entirely unjustified and will achieve nothing other than to disrupt family holidays, and benefit competitor airlines in Belgium, Portugal and Spain.

“All affected customers have been contacted by email and SMS text message earlier today and we will re-accommodate or refund all of those whose flights have been disrupted."

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