I've only just found this forum from the Benidorm forum so thought I'd post yet another complaint about good old Ryanair.
They've changed our flight from Stanstead to Faro from 7am to 5.30pm the same day. We're only going for six days so to miss a whole day is really annoying. I shopped around to see if I could get cheaper flights elsewhere but unfortunately at this late stage (travel in May), couldn't so had no choice but to accept the changes. I've used Ryanair loads of times and never had any problems (apart from the usual rugby scrum to board)so really disappointed.
I've already posted this on the Portugal forum where some people have told me that Ryanair have a 12 hour window in which they can change flights without having to offer compensation and we fall just within this - what a coincidence! I'd rather fly the previous day but that flight was £100's more - you'd think Ryanair would offer that as an alternative at the same price..... wouldn't you?