Ryanair Passengers Charged €1,000 To Get Home From Poland


Irish passengers have criticised Ryanair’s treatment of them after the airline cancelled flights from Krakow to Dublin and Shannon due to weather conditions.

The delays began at 3 o’clock on Friday.

Ryanair says it’s offered refunds or a switch to the next available flight — with some passengers saying they were told it would be as late as next Thursday.

They were forced to either pay for a sooner flight home or accommodation until their rescheduled flight.

Róisín Ní Dhonnabhain, a teacher from Dublin, says it has cost her a significant amount of money:

“We paid over €1,000 out of our own pockerts for flights alone, and then about €200 on the hotel for two nights. It’s a huge amount of money – nearly a half a month’s wages – trying to get home.”

Ryanair said: “Affected customers were notified by email and SMS text message and advised of their options of a refund or free move to the next available flight. Ryanair sincerely apologised for this weather cancellation which was entirely beyond our control.”