Wrexham 0 – RyanAir 1

Home Forums Wrexham.com Forums Wrexham Forum Wrexham 0 – RyanAir 1

  • Author
    Posts
  • #54955
    Sheefag
    Sheefag
    Participant

    Stag group heading for Benidorm booted off Ryanair flight by police | Daily Mail Online

    Stag group heading for party in Benidorm are booted off Ryanair flight by police after claims the group was ‘unruly and disruptive and left male steward in tears’

    A group of 20 men from Wrexham were heading to Benidorm for stag do
    They boarded a Ryanair flight from Manchester Airport to Alicante
    After they got on plane a male air steward said he couldn’t cope with them
    He ‘broke down in tears’ and the pilot called police, ordering men off plane
    The stag group left the flight and claim to have lost £4,000 between them

    By Claire Carter for MailOnline

    A stag party were ordered off a flight bound for Spain after they were accused of being ‘disruptive’ and reducing an air steward to tears because of their behaviour.

    The group of 20 revellers from Wrexham in North Wales said they had paid more than £4,000 for the weekend break to Benidorm, in order to celebrate Wayne Roberts’ wedding next month.

    After they made a male flight attendant cry, the pilot called the police and ordered the party to leave the plane – which was due to take off from Manchester Airport and fly to Alicante.

    Ryanair defended the decision and said it ‘will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time.’

    A group of 20 men who were due to go on a stag do to Benidorm were thrown off a Ryanair flight following claims their behaviour was ‘disruptive.’ The group (some pictured at a wedding last year) claim they have lost £4,000 between them after they were forced to get off the plane and celebrate in Wrexham instead

    26E42B3100000578-3006396-image-a-27_1427037541024.jpg

    The incident took place Friday, March 13, after the 20 strong group boarded the plane. Police were called, with some members of the group removed and others leaving voluntarily.

    One of the group, Chris Jones, 32, who lost around £200, said : ‘We had a bite to eat and a beer and got on the plane.

    ‘No one was drunk. We were not wearing stag T-shirts or being loud or offensive. We took our seats and were talking in groups, as you do.

    ‘About five to ten minutes later, we heard a whisper the police had been called to kick someone off. We had no idea it was us.

    ‘We had been joking around, saying how embarrassing it would be for the person, and the next thing the officers came up to us and asked us to leave.’

    They claim they received no warnings before being ordered off the flight.

    According to the group, a male steward said he ‘couldn’t cope’ with them and broke down in tears.

    Mr Jones added: ‘The police did try reasoning with him but the captain then came out and put his arm round the steward and said he wouldn’t fly with us on board.’
    Ryanair backed the decision and said it would not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour on any of its flight

    Ryanair backed the decision and said it would not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour on any of its flight

    He claimed police told them to go and book another flight because they were not overly drunk but there were none left that evening.

    The group went back to Wrexham in an attempt to salvage the celebrations.

    The planned trip was meant to be similar to a previous stag party they had all gone on, when they travelled to Prague last year.

    It is understood every member of the party – including the ‘devastated’ groom, have now made formal complaints to the budget airline about their treatment.

    A spokesman for Ryanair denied the group was treated unfairly.

    He said: ‘The crew of this flight from Manchester to Alicante requested police assistance prior to departure after a number of customers became disruptive during the boarding process.

    ‘Police removed a number of individuals from the aircraft, while others disembarked voluntarily.

    ‘Ryanair apologised to the other customers for the slight delay to their flight departure, but reaffirmed that the safety and comfort of its customers, crew and aircraft is its priority.

    ‘Ryanair will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time.’

    A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Officers attended and, as requested, the group left the aeroplane in a peaceful manner.

    ‘No offences were committed.’

    British visitors on a Spanish news website backed the airline’s tough action.

    Ken Devey wrote: ‘Few beers down them and they forget they are not the only ones on board the flight. Good on Ryanair.’

    Another Briton, Steve, said : ‘Quite right too. I find noisy hen and stag parties on flights most annoying.’

    #73247

    Metalhead
    Participant

    Obviously no one should find unruly behaviour acceptable but I’m not entirely convinced that is what has happened here.

    The steward ‘couldn’t cope’ & ‘broke down in tears’… sounds like he’s in the wrong job to me. And what’s all this about? ‘The police did try reasoning with him but the captain then came out and put his arm round the steward and said he wouldn’t fly with us on board.’ Then the report states ‘Officers attended and, as requested, the group left the aeroplane in a peaceful manner.

    ‘No offences were committed.’

    Also if their behaviour was deemed to be unacceptable why were they not requested to pipe down rather than calling the boys in blue to have them removed? Seems a tad draconian to me.

    Perhaps the real criminals here could be Cryin Air aided by the usual shoddy sensationalist reporting we’ve come to expect from the Daily Fail, who get a couple of nobodies off a Spanish news website to stick their 2p’s worth in at the end of the article. Why did they not track down a few of the passengers who were actually on the aircraft when this alleged incident took place?

    Not sure about 1-0 on this one Sheefag, sounds like there’s 2 sides to this story. Think this needs to go to penalties…

Content is user generated and is not moderated before posting. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and Wrexham.com does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information displayed. The views expressed on these Forums and social media are those of the individual contributors.
Complaint? Please use the report post tools or contact Wrexham.com .

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.