An airline passenger was dismayed to be refused travel on two planes after he turned up at check-in carrying 10 shirts and eight pairs of pants. Ryan Carney Williams was travelling from Iceland to London, and he made the choice to put on all of his garments to keep away from paying a checked baggage price of £90.
As he tried to check-in for his British Airways flight at Keflavik Airport, the passenger, who designs and sells clothes below the identify, Ryan Hawaii, was refused a boarding move by the airline. He took to Twitter to complain to the airline that he wasn’t allowed to board his flight, and later defined to his social media following that safety and airport police had change into concerned within the dispute. A spokeswoman for British Airways subsequently defined why the choice had been taken to disclaim Ryan boarding.
“The decision to deny boarding was absolutely not based on race,” she mentioned. “We do not tolerate threatening or abusive behaviour from any customer, and will always take the appropriate action.” Ryan booked a seat on a second flight with EasyJet the next day, however alas he was additionally refused boarding by that airline. It subsequently defined that the captain made the choice primarily based on stories round what had occurred the day before today.
Taking to his Twitter account, Ryan mentioned that he wasn’t making an attempt to evade the price for checking in a bag, however he couldn’t afford to pay it because of being left homeless in Iceland for over every week. Having been caught within the airport for 2 days, the story had a contented ending as he was finally capable of board a Norwegian airline flight again to London. He has since reported that each EasyJet and British Airways have refunded the price of his aircraft tickets.
Last 12 months, a South African passenger flying from Malawi raised fellow passengers’ eyebrows and was virtually refused boarding as he was solely carrying his swim uniform of Speedos and flip-flops. Happily the airline relented after they heard that his stunt was designed to boost cash for charity.