True to form, RyanAir have decided to ignore their legal obligations to customers who were unable to fly this week, with Michael O'Leary deciding to rewrite the regulations in his favour.
"This legislation is not designed to cover a period of seven or eight days when passengers who paid us a fare of 20 or 30 euros are sitting in hotels for seven or eight days with their families and trying to recover a cost of over 1,000 euros from us. We will not be meeting those bills."
Andrew Adonis was clear that the government have told the airline that its responsibilities are very clear, speaking on Channel 4 News, though seemed slightly reluctant to take up Jon Snow's invitation to tell the airline to "pay up".
Individuals may have to take the airline to the small claims court.
RyanAir could be in line for a hefty fine too.
But shouldn't the refusal to meet legal obligations see the airline hit very hard - for example, when applying for landing slots - if the regulator could show this was a proportionate response to an airline which refuses its legal obligations.