Published on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Woman complains of easyJet reaction to 'naughty schoolgirl' behaviour

A female passenger who sneaked her own miniature bottle of vodka onto a flight has complained to easyJet after the airline allegedly called for police to escort her from the plane.

The 32-year-old mother of three told MailOnline that easyJet had tried to have her arrested when the flight landed in Alicante, even though she claims she hadn't actually drunk any of the alcohol.

Lucy Yallop admitted that she was aware passengers weren't allowed to drink their own alcohol onboard when she tried to slip some of the duty-free vodka into the orange juice she'd bought, but she claims the crew's reaction was disproportionate.

She said their response to a 'naughty schoolgirl thing' was humiliating and she has since complained to the airline.

A member of the crew allegedly took the vodka, which was then placed in the woman's bag in the overhead locker, and she was told she would be arrested when the flight landed.

She claims she was escorted off the aircraft by two Spanish police officers, but she wasn't arrested. However, when she returned to the airport two days later for her flight home, easyJet refused to allow her to board.

An easyJet spokesman told MailOnline: "EasyJet's cabin crew are trained to evaluate passenger alcohol consumption and take the actions they feel are appropriate.

"On this flight the crew warned a passenger four times that they could not drink their own alcohol onboard.

"The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always easyJet's priority."

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  • Not Strict Enough

    Easyjet's alcohol is not overpriced. However, there is a difference in the crew dependent on where you fly from. I flew to Palma, Majorca from Liverpool recently and it was chaos! There were 3 girls and 1 man having a fight and the crew did nothing. In the Arrivals Lounge this man was still behaving very aggressively but there was no security or police to stop him.

    By Irene Laird, Friday, January 27, 2017

  • Sales opportunity

    I notice that no one mentioned whether EasyJet would have been prepared to sell her their own over-priced alcohol!

    By Jon Rankin, Friday, January 27, 2017

  • I take this with a pinch of salt (and vodka!)

    I would suspect that the reality is that she was loud, drunk, and obnoxious, which led to the sequence of events which took place. Even if not, she deliberately disobeyed a safety related instruction from the cabin crew, and that alone is adequate grounds for being escorted off the aircraft. Good for easyJet, and if this stops people like her from flying with the airline, even better for civilised people who wish to fly in peace and safety.

    By Allen Maclean, Thursday, January 26, 2017

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