RYANAIR "Lottery" Buy a flight for £9.99 & hope its cancelled - get EUR400 compensation!
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RYANAIR "Lottery" Buy a flight for £9.99 & hope its cancelled - get EUR400 compensation!

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Found 17th Sep 2017Edited by:"LotusJas"
1/ Buy the cheapest Ryanair flight for £9.99

2/ Hope you get the cancellation email, and win compensation. I believe that is EUR 400, under EU rules

What to do if your flight is cancelled: bbc.co.uk/pro…nby

Latest info: bbc.co.uk/new…456
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The EU compensation rules for cancelled flights are as follows:

  • Passengers are entitled to assistance and compensation, if the disruption was within an airline's control.
  • Airlines have to offer full refunds, paid within seven days, or rebookings for a flight cancelled at short notice.
  • In addition, passengers can also claim compensation.
  • Cancellation amounts are: 250 euros (£218) for short-haul, 440 euros (£384) for medium-haul and 600 euros (£523) for long-haul.
  • Passengers who reach their destination more than three hours late can be compensated from 200 to 600 euros, depending on the length of flights and delay.

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humza756 m ago

Most of the flights cancelled in the UK depart from London Stanstead


Most flights cancelled in the UK don't depart at all
Maybe better all round just to not put money in Ryanair's pockets. The last time I had a flight cancelled it was a three year battle to get my EU compensation.
Probably better odds than euromillions.
Ryanair logic though

Boss: We have too many flights delayed damaging our punctuality rating, what can we do about it?
Lackey: Well.....we can just cancel them altogether and then they aren't classed as delayed?
Boss: GENIUS!
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Got to be in it to win it
Make them pay
Genius
Whats the cheapest flight?
Probably better odds than euromillions.
Very small chance of this coming through
One of the best ideas I have heard in my life
Book some which goes from Luton airport, you'll have better odds
Good odds really.
Under EC Regulation 261, passengers are entitled to a refund AND compensation if they are due to arrive more than 3 to 4 hours after the original time – and are given less than two weeks’ notice.

Many disappointed Ryanair travellers have been told they will have to wait days for another flight.
Most of the flights cancelled in the UK depart from London Stanstead
Ryanair logic though

Boss: We have too many flights delayed damaging our punctuality rating, what can we do about it?
Lackey: Well.....we can just cancel them altogether and then they aren't classed as delayed?
Boss: GENIUS!
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Found a £4.99 fare, it's actually quite tempting but I shan't risk it.

Stansted ---> Grenoble - Wednesday 4th October @ 13:30
Maybe better all round just to not put money in Ryanair's pockets. The last time I had a flight cancelled it was a three year battle to get my EU compensation.
can you see if a flight has plenty of availability cos these might get cancelled 1st?
InTheKnow4443 m ago

can you see if a flight has plenty of availability cos these might get …can you see if a flight has plenty of availability cos these might get cancelled 1st?




Yes if you click to choose your seat. That will show how many seats are available but not chosen. Ignore the middle ones as no one chooses those and they will always be available.
So , 40/1 are the odds given on this gamble.

If you think 1 in every 40 flights are cancelled then you're mad.

Save your money and stop giving it away.
so, a flight with few bookings that is a bit longer haul may pay off!
If anyone ever booked me on a Ryanair flight I'd pray it got cancelled regardless of any compensation.
434 heat wow. Brexit is here.
Lol i love the idea
humza751 m ago

Most of the flights cancelled in the UK depart from London Stanstead


Or even Stansted
humza756 m ago

Most of the flights cancelled in the UK depart from London Stanstead


Most flights cancelled in the UK don't depart at all
Hope everyone gets the 9.99 deal and hope its single way. Stay there☺
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j41sal2 m ago

This will go to 1000+ inc people on benefits who can't even pay 9.99 but …This will go to 1000+ inc people on benefits who can't even pay 9.99 but have a 70" inch and live free luxuriously

Hate those benefit scroungers
cikki10011 m ago

Hate those benefit scroungers


They would be like kids no(take away) food today till next week on this deal. Don't get me wrong some do try but most want to live of gov and expect everything which most working people don't even consider as being priority.
Edited by: "j41sal" 18th Sep 2017
Most EU flights are in the 1500km zone which entitles the traveller to €250 compensation if cancelled within 14 days of departure, no compensation if flight cancelled 15 days or more before departure.
1500km to 3500km range entitles to €400 compensation.
Handy map with 1500km and 3500km zones
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It's gonna be great when Ryanair fully book flights because of this and absolutely nobody turns up to go on them
MarkShopper1 h, 54 m ago

Maybe better all round just to not put money in Ryanair's pockets. The …Maybe better all round just to not put money in Ryanair's pockets. The last time I had a flight cancelled it was a three year battle to get my EU compensation.


Sounds about right. Most EU directives that are there to supposedly protect people mean having to jump through a million hoops and/or come with a ton of stipulations in the small print. It's easy to spend money, but in the event of something going wrong, getting it back is equal to that of walking through a mine field.
j41sal1 h, 5 m ago

They would be like kids no(take away) food today till next week on this …They would be like kids no(take away) food today till next week on this deal. Don't get me wrong some do try but most want to live of gov and expect everything which most working people don't even consider as being priority.


You take far too much notice of the media. Yes, there are scroungers about, more in some areas than others, but like everything, it is the minority getting the majority a bad name. I used to work for DWP so I do know what I am talking about.
you have to be on alternative flight when yours get cancelled to get compensation. happend to me in a past, chose not yo fly the next day and all i got was refund for the tickets. otherwise could of got night in hotel, free meal and flight next morning plus 250€ conpe
32016901.jpgGood luck folks! Tickets at the ready!


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Do we get double dips on a return flight?
Booking confirmed. I don't even know where Dinard is but it sounds as cheap as the £7.99 ticket.
Edited by: "FamGuy" 18th Sep 2017
j41sal5 h, 35 m ago

434 heat wow. Brexit is here.


Better hurry up and book your flight to Remoania.
Edited by: "FamGuy" 18th Sep 2017
so you want to give ryanair your money willingly, for a tiny chance at compensation which even if happened is itself an adminstrative nightmare to get and one they may manage to wriggle out of.

one for people with more time/money than sense, this 'idea'. cold IMO
j41sal2 h, 38 m ago

This will go to 1000+ inc people on benefits who can't even pay 9.99 but …This will go to 1000+ inc people on benefits who can't even pay 9.99 but have a 70" inch and live free luxuriously


What are you waffling on about?
Brilliqnt SPOOF post OP. Great to highlight Ryanair's behaviour.

I fear some people are taking your idea seriously though....
FamGuy3 h, 14 m ago

[Image] Good luck folks! Tickets at the …[Image] Good luck folks! Tickets at the ready!http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41298931Do we get double dips on a return flight?Booking confirmed. I don't even know where Dinard is but it sounds as cheap as the £7.99 ticket.

Dinard is in Brittany in northwestern France 🇫🇷
If we do this they'll be cancelling flights because no one turned up!
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