Travelsupermarket has become the first meta search engine to fight back against threats from Ryanair to cancel bookings of passengers made on third party websites.
The no-frills airline issued a warning last week that it would not allow customers to fly if they had tickets bought on meta search engines.
The Cheshire-based meta search engine, which is part of the Moneysupermarket empire, said this week that its users would not be affected by the latest twist in the Ryanair screen scraping saga.
Officials claimed that because it does not take bookings and does not add a fee or surcharge to customers it would therefore not be affected.
Product development manager Bob Atkinson said: “We do not take the booking, instead we direct the customer through to the partners’ website where they will only pay the price displayed by the airline, tour operator or other travel provider.”