Air Travel Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 "Bait and Switch" and KLM
  2. 2 Aiports in Paris
  3. 3 Questions about reclaiming FF miles
  4. 4 Consolidators for Biz Class Seats
  5. 5 Transfer between Terminal 4 and Terminal 5 at LHR
  6. 6 Last minute required change cost us $4,000
  7. 7 Same ticket, Rome to JFK via Alitalia then Delta, baggage?
  8. 8 Website to indicate number of seats sold?
  9. 9 Laguardia hassle?
  10. 10 Parking at JFK
  11. 11 Help with Delta terminal in Atlanta
  12. 12 Sky Airlines - buying tickets from USA over internet!
  13. 13
  14. 14 Can I clear customs and make my connections at YYZ and BOS?
  15. 15 Flying Tokyo-YYZ in economy- direct or break it up in YVR?
  16. 16 Flying from Tokyo (NRT or HND) to San Francisco (SFO or SJC). Options?
  17. 17 Is Bravofly A Scam?
  18. 18 Getting wedding clothes from here to there
  19. 19 Transit Visa in Heathrow Terminal 5
  20. 20 Frankfurt connections Lufthansa to United
  21. 21 Frustrated w/ 1 qt bag limit
  22. 22 SEA to Gran Canaria on Separate Tickets
  23. 23 PHL-CDG airline change with checked bags (less than 2 hrs) HELP!!!
  24. 24 Arr Stansted; Dep LHR, one night in London: where?
  25. 25 Changing Dates on United FF award tix
View next 25 » Back to the top

Police Raids in Ryanair Bases in Germany

Jump to last reply

I have posted this in the Europe forum, but it may be interesting here, too:

Yesterday, the German tax authorities carried out several police raids in Ryanair bases in Cologne, Weeze/Niederrhein, Baden-Baden and Berlin Schönefeld. Also, the private homes of several pilots, flying for Ryanair, have been searched by the police. Police confiscated documents, personal computers and questioned the pilots.

The reason is that the tax authorities suspect that Ryanair practices evasion from social security contributions by involving dummy firms with bogus self employment contracts with the pilots.

Here is the press release of the Ryanair Pilot Group:

You may draw your own conclusions whether you should fly with Ryanair any more.