Ryanair to Block Sales from Some Web Sites

“Ryanair will seek to block some Web sites from selling its flights at what the airline called inflated prices. Some travel sites are routinely doubling the price of the carrier’s flights, Ryanair said Wednesday in a statement. Operators have also misled passengers about baggage allowances and other terms and conditions, the airline said.”

Link: http://www.redorbit.com

[edit] an update:

Ryanair blocks lastminute.com

“Europe’s largest low-fares airline Ryanair has decided to block lastminute.com and other similar websites from ripping off its passengers by selling Ryanair flights at inflated prices.”

Link: http://www.m-travel.com

RyanAir introduce ‘Fat Tax’

There goes my April fool joke, damn

“Budget airline RyanAir today unveiled their new ‘pay as you weigh’ pricing policy that will mean extra charges for customers exceeding the airline’s recommended flying weight. Under their revised terms and conditions those passengers deemed to be ‘fatties’ will be charged an increasing scale of penalty charges for the extra fuel costs they incur the airline.”

Link: http://newsbiscuit.com

The real Yucatan, on beyond Cancun

“In the late afternoon breeze, turquoise waves are crashing against the tiny gray rocky point, palms fronds are swaying over it and a pelican keeps swooping over the crescent of snow-white beach like a diner who can’t decide what to pick from tonight’s menu. I lazily sway in the breeze too, deep in my hammock under a beach “umbrella” made of thatched palm fronds in a small, eco-friendly hotel, just south of the mesmerizing Maya ruins of Tulum, on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.”

Link: http://edition.cnn.com

Flights hit by BA sale to Flybe

“The expanded airline will fly nearly 10 million people British Airways has sold the regional operations of its subsidiary airline BA Connect to Flybe, a move that will lead to about 900 flight cancellations. The airline said it would offer passengers alternative flights with either BA or Flybe, or a full refund.”

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk

EasyJet to open Madrid Barajas base

“EasyJet is launching a base at Madrid Barajas, its 17th, and said operations will start Feb. 16 with several new routes, details of which will be announced next month and will include domestic services. “Spain has been a key market for easyJet for the past 10 years and the new base will take our commitment to a completely new level. While Madrid is one of Europe’s largest and most important capital cities, it is still underserved by low-fares airlines,” CEO Andy Harrison said.”

Link: http://www.atwonline.com