The money saving expert appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss the ongoing saga of Ryanair’s cancelled flights.

Martin Lewis has spoken out several times this week to help disgruntled passengers decide what to do.

Ryanair has until 5pm today to comply with multiple requests from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to change its policies.

The UK aviation regulator claims the airline has misled customers by not offering them re-routing on other airlines.

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Martin Lewis spoke to BBC Breakfast about Ryanair flight cancellations

The CAA has clearly stated to Ryanair that it must abide by these rules

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It also claims Ryanair has failed to adequately inform passengers of their rights to compensation for out-of-pocket expenses.

Martin said: “The CAA has clearly stated to Ryanair that it must abide by these rules.”

But the money expert warned Ryanair doesn’t have to answer the CAA’s demands.

The airline could choose to ignore the warning and take the matter to court instead.

This would mean affected passengers have the choice to either accept Ryanair’s limited offer or fight the matter in court themselves.

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Martin Lewis told BBC Ryanair Passengers should ‘sit on their hands’

Martin advised customers to simply wait and see.

He said: “Just sit on your hands and wait and see exactly what will happen and see whether Ryanair is going to fess up and put you on another flight.

“Ultimately you’re going to have to make the decision if Ryanair doesn’t comply.

“The CAA can slap them with a fine but you’re going to have to go to court if they don’t comply.”

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Martin Lewis said Ryanair doesn’t have to comply with the CAA’s requests

According to aviation legislation, airlines must offer customers either a refund or an alternative flight in the event of a cancellation.

The alternative flight can be with the airline or a rival airline if that is deemed more suitable.

But the CAA claims Ryanair has wrongly told passengers it doesn’t have to re-route them on rival airlines.

The airline first announced over 2,000 cancelled flights last week, which covered the period up to the end of October.

This week Ryanair announced a fresh wave of cancellations, including 18,000 flights from November to March.

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