UPDATE: Ryanair says it will now modify its Captcha security initiative after ‘Bravofly and eDreams ‘recommenced unauthorised display and sale of ¬†its low fares’.
The airline says it had welcomed the decision of the intermediaries to cease but believes this latest move:
‘proves that while Ryanair has not been adversely affected by the blocking on unauthorized sites/agents, these sites/agents clearly can’t survive without access to Ryanair’s low fares.’
The airline says it will continue to find ways to block screen-scrapers.
The airline said its new website captcha security measure had forced the companies to stop screen-scraping the site for pricing and availability information.
This morning would appear to tell a different story as¬†a quick trawl of both sites brings back Ryanair flights.
Despite Ryanair’s anti-agent stance, it would seem companies are already finding a way around its latest initiative – unless, of course, some agreement has been reached in the interim.