News in brief:
Luxury Travel Diary auctions
The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its luxury auctions closing this week. These are often worth a look as there are often deals to be had.
The UK focussed offers are here. I also liked the look of this Four Seasons Marrakech package as the hotel is very well regarded, although that one runs into late June. As usual, it is worth having a look to see if anything takes your fancy.
Flyers wanted to join a class action against Ryanair
CaseHub is a legal start-up which builds consumer ‘class actions’ online. It takes unfair practices to court, with the purpose of getting everyone who joins the lawsuit a payout as well as setting legal precedent to force industry practices to change.
The company see the airline industry as ripe targets, citing excessive administration fees, arduous cancellation penalties and abuses of fuel surcharges. CaseHub intents to use a ‘group claim’ format to enable these disputes to be brought before the courts.
Perhaps not surprisingly, their first case is against Ryanair’s various fees for checking-in, boarding pass printing and name changes. CaseHub is working with Joseph Dalby SC to bring a claim on behalf of anyone charged these fees in the last six years. If CaseHub wins, you would be able to reclaim any of these fees which you had paid to Ryanair over that period.
CaseHub is looking for 75,000 people who have flown Ryanair since 2011 and were charged one of firms more obscure fees. You submit information about the fees you paid and assign the claim to the firm. It operates on a ‘no win, no fee’ model which will cost you 35% of the value of your claim if successful.