RYANAIR’S IMPROVED WEBSITE SECURITY FORCES EDREAMS AND BRAVOFLY TO STOP DISPLAYING RYANAIR’S PRICES AND SEATS ON THEIR SCREENSCRAPER WEBSITES
RECAPTCHA IMPROVES CONSUMER PROTECTION AGAINST SCREENSCRAPERS
Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline today (25 Nov) hailed the improved internet security provided by the reCAPTCHA feature on the Ryanair.com website as an outstanding success, after Spanish screenscraper websites (Edreams and Bravofly) today stopped displaying Ryanair’s prices and seats on their websites. This welcome move means that Edreams and Bravofly no longer offer their customers the lowest fares in Spain.
Ryanair urges all Spanish consumers – if they want the lowest fares to/from Spain - to book their flights only on the Ryanair.com website, where they will have no difficulty complying with the reCAPTCHA security feature. By eliminating unauthorised screenscraping, Ryanair has improved consumer access to, and the response times of, the Ryanair.com website for genuine consumers/passengers. Ryanair welcomes the decision by Edreams and Bravofly to no long display Ryanair’s fares and seats and hopes they will continue to desist from unauthorised screenscraping.
Ryanair’s 75m passengers already know that the only place they can guarantee themselves Europe’s lowest air fares, without suffering hidden fees or misleading terms and conditions, is by booking them directly on the Ryanair.com website. Contrary to travel trade rumours, Ryanair’s bookings this week have increased as a result of the new reCAPTCHA security and Ryanair attributes this improvement to the faster response times which ordinary consumers are now getting from the Ryanair.com website as a result of getting rid of this unlicensed and unauthorised screenscraper activity.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said: