Updated 12 August 2008
Following Ryanair’s announcement that they are to start cancelling flight bookings which have been made on so called “screen scraper” sites, Skyscanner would like to clarify that this will NOT affect any Ryanair flight bookings that have been found through Skyscanner.
The move by Ryanair targets booking sites that act as middlemen, charging customers a commission to buy flights from them, and bypassing the official Ryanair website.
The Skyscanner site is different because it cuts out the middleman, offering users a direct link to the official airline’s website to book their flights.
Therefore, any Ryanair flights which have been found via Skyscanner will not be affected by Ryanair’s announcement – as all these flights have been booked directly with the airline.
Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara has confirmed that Skyscanner is okay to use, and said Ryanair does not have a problem with it.
On a related note, Ryanair recently announced they will be reducing their capacity from Dublin and London Stansted. This is likely to affect some passengers, however since users finding flights through the Skyscanner always book directly with the airline, Ryanair can notify you of any changes in your flights. All enquiries regarding this matter must be addressed directly to Ryanair.
As ever, we remind Skyscanner users that we do not take flight bookings. We simply allow users to compare the prices of flights and then refer them to the airline’s site to make their booking directly.