Consumer News Round-up: Ryanair inquiry, criticism & strikes, Airbnb to change T&Cs and display of prices, CCPC faulty car advice, fake EURO 2020 tickets & cryptocurrency scams
European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland presents a round-up of the week’s consumer news – in case you missed it!
Consumer News Round-up – week ending 28th September 2018
Ryanair: Inquiry into baggage charge, striking German pilots, call for European Commission to interference in talks, and more flights cancelled
Ryanair has hit the headlines this week for a number of reasons, including an inquiry by the Italian competition authority into the airline’s baggage policy, the airline criticising German pilots for their planned strike action and calling on the European Commission to investigate how rival airline crew, unions, and lobby groups, are impeding talks, and the cancellation of flights on Friday 28th September.
Read all the articles here:
- ‘Italy opens inquiry into Ryanair hand baggage charge’, RTÉ news, 21st September 2018.
- ‘Ryanair hits out at striking German pilots and releases letter sent to union’, by Denise O’Donoghue, Irish Examiner, 27th September 2018.
- ‘Ryanair wants Brussels to investigate rival airlines over strikes’, by Barry O’Halloran, The Irish Times, 26th September 2018.
- ‘Ryanair cancels 190 flights ahead of Friday’s strike’, by Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 26th September, 2018.
- ‘Ryanair passengers braced for more disruption amid cabin crew strike’, by John Mulligan, Irish Independent, 28th September 2018.
Airbnb changes commits to changing terms and conditions and improving how prices are presented
Good news for Airbnb users. It seems the online accommodation giant has agreed to make changes to its terms and conditions and improve the presentation of its prices following calls from the European Commission and EU consumer authorities.
Read the European Commission press release here:
- ‘EU consumer rules: Airbnb commits to complying with European Commission and EU consumer authorities’ demands’, European Commission press release, 20th September 2018.
CCPC answers questions on faulty cars, wrongly advertised discounts, and more
In this Irish Independent article, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) answers questions from consumers in relation to what their rights are when a car is faulty, when there is a wrongly advertised discount, tips on building extensions, and apartment management fees.
Read the article here:
- ‘What are my rights on faulty used car?’, Aine Carroll (CCPC), Irish Independent, 23rd September 2018.
Warning about fake EURO 2020 tickets, modelling and cryptocurrency scams
The National Trading Standards in the UK has warned that fake EURO 2020 tickets, modelling and cryptocurrency scams are among the emerging threats posed by fraudsters.
Read the article here: