Footage has emerged of a decidedly scary airport landing when a pilot was forced to land a Ryanair plane sideways in reported 70mph gales.
Today's ruling the EU court on the duty of care owed to passengers by airlines is significant. Our guide to how it could affect you.
The airlines like Ryanair argued it was an "act of God" but today an "act of court" dramatically clarified passengers rights.
Gillian Edwards, of travel trade association Abta, has said that today’s ruling by the EU’s top court means Ryanair cannot “wriggle out” of its obligations to customers.
Today's ruling doesn't change passengers' rights but it does show that Ryanair has the same obligations to its customers as any other airline and can't wriggle out of its responsibilities.
Bob Atkinson, of travelsupermarket.com, has urged passengers to contact airlines as soon as they are delayed to avoid requiring court action.
In an interview for ITV News, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary predicts fares "inevitably" will rise and some airlines will go bust as a result of today's ruling on passenger compensation by the European Court.
He added that much of what has been claimed amounts to "crazy compensation".
Ryanair boss Mike O'Leary said today's decision by the European Court was "crazy" and would result in increased airline prices for passengers across Europe. He told Sky News:
Why do we have to take responsibility for delays caused by others? Airlines will be sued by passengers for things that are beyond our control. This is another crazy decision from the EU court. We can't be responsible for providing compensation for the world and his mothers, for situations out of our control.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today reiterated its advice to passengers affected by flight delays and cancellations
It follows rulings in both the UK and European courts in favour of compensation to passengers whose flights were delayed or cancelled.
– CAA spokesperson
These regulations are in place to protect people when things go wrong with their flights. Anyone with concerns that they are not being treated correctly by their airline can contact the CAA for advice or to make a complaint.
The relationship between passengers and airlines was rewritten this morning with a decision from the European Court.
The firm providing your flights will, in future, owe you a far greater duty of care and will have to look after you far more in the event of widespread disruption.
It is a huge decision which will add many many millions to airlines costs.
It means that future mass disruption could drive some airlines out of business completely. No doubt airlines will say they will have to increase fares to allow for this.
Ryanair passengers are to face extra charges.
The Irish no-frills carrier is bringing in a 2% credit card processing fee on all new credit card bookings made from tomorrow.
The budget airline said it was making the announcement in order to comply with a recent Office of Fair Trading ruling.
Ryanair also announced that from tomorrow its passengers would have to pay a £6 administration fee to cover the airline's website costs.
Dublin-based airline Ryanair has said that its profit in the first half jumped 10% beating expectations thanks to higher fares and a lower fuel bill, prompting Europe's biggest budget airline to raise its guidance for full-year profit.
The airline, which is waiting to hear whether EU regulators will approve its takeover of Aer Lingus, said fares rose 6 percent in the second half, coupled with a surge in passenger numbers during the summer months.
Net profit for the six months to end-September was 596 million euros ($765.6 million), up from 544 million a year ago, ahead of analyst expectations at 564 million.
Revenue is said to have surged 15 percent to 3.1 billion euros.
The airline lifted its forecast for the year to March to a profit of between 490 million euros and 520 million euros from its previous guidance of 400 million to 440 million euros.