The third day of the strike of the cabin crew (TCP) of the Ryanair company has left long queues of tired and frustrated passengers at the counter of the Irish company at Malaga Costa del Airport since early this Sunday morning. Sun.
More than a hundred families, solo travelers and groups of friends – most of them foreigners – waited from early in the morning for several hours to claim an alternative solution for the cancellation of their flight, something that has generated a lot of anger among the clients of the company.
Dolores Merino and Francisco González left with the car at 01:30 in the morning from Andújar (Jaén) to Malaga Airport to catch a flight that left at 08:00 and visit their son in Nottingham (United Kingdom) , but it has also been canceled and they have been queuing for about three hours to find a solution.
For Dolores it is “a total disaster” while for her husband it is “a bitch who does not have sufficient compensation” since they had paid for the transport from the British airport to their accommodation and hotel and now they fear that on their return flight -the June 30-the strike also catches them if they manage to travel.
Many of Ryanair’s customers wait exhausted sitting or lying on the ground while others take the opportunity to communicate with their relatives through the Whatsapp mobile application through audio or read a book to make time go by faster.
Pengyran Syazwan, a 34-year-old from Malaysia, is one of the last in line to claim the cancellation of his flight – which left at 06:55 – to Exeter, in the United Kingdom, the city he was going to go to for his younger brother’s graduation and says he is “very tired and frustrated” and that the company has not offered them anything to eat despite being in line for three hours.
Jesús, 37, was traveling to Sweden to meet up with some friends and his flight was supposed to leave at 7 in the morning, but when the time to board approached they delayed the flight and it was later cancelled, which has made the man save more two and a half hours of queuing “miles long” to find a solution that he does not believe is “near”.
María Jimena, 39, flew to Manchester at 06:45 to then go to Blackpool, her place of residence, after two weeks in her native Nerja and assures that Ryanair should not have accepted the purchase of the flights knowing that many of them were going to be canceled due to the strike.
“With this company I never travel again,” says Jimena after four hours in line and wonders what value the right of customers has for the company, who also “are people and want to go home.”
The third day of the Ryanair cabin crew (TCP) strike continues until 1:00 p.m. with 42 canceled flights to or from Spain and another 58 flights with delays at most Spanish airports, sources have reported. unions.
This new day of strikes in Spain coincides with the strikes in Belgium, France and Portugal, which has further complicated the operation of the low-cost airline, USO indicates in a statement.
The delays until 1:00 p.m. have affected both arrivals and departures at the airports of Malaga (6 delays), Seville (6), Madrid (7), Barcelona (8), Alicante (7), Valencia (3), Santiago Compostela (2), Palma (13), Girona (4) and Ibiza (2).
The USO and Sitcpla unions called a strike for cabin crew (TCP) for June 24, 25, 26 and 30 and July 1 and 2, at the airline’s ten bases in Spain – Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, Girona, Santiago de Compostela, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca-.
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