Ryanair Posts Video Claiming To Expose 'Fake Photo' Of Cabin Crew Sleeping On The Floor

Days ago, a photograph emerged of Ryanair staff being made to 'sleep on the floor' in Malaga, Spain, due to stormy weather.

Now, the budget airline has responded to the allegations with a video which shows the crew getting on the floor for a matter of seconds before getting back up and returning to their seats.

Ryanair says that this shows the initial picture was 'clearly staged'.

In a statement alongside the video, Ryanair said: "This picture is clearly staged and no crew 'slept on the floor'. Due to storms in Porto (13 Oct) a number of flights diverted to Malaga and as this was a Spanish national holiday, hotels were fully booked.

"The crew spent a short period of time in the crew room before being moved to a VIP lounge, and returned to Porto the next day (none of the crew operated flights)."

Credit: Ryanair
Credit: Ryanair

The Ryanair crew were left stranded at the Spanish airport on October 13 after a number of flights were diverted due to a storm.

It was claimed that the hotels were fully booked due to it being the Spanish national holiday. While some people were outraged, others questioned the post.

One said: "Evaluate the pic. All have their faces covered. The woman at the front looks like she is smirking. They are lined up in a way their identities are kept anonymous. It's staged at best."

Ryanair is still facing backlash after posting the 'exposé' with one person taking to Twitter commenting: "You have to ask yourselves why they feel the need to do this? Stop ignoring your problems."

Another added: "If you would have provided hotel accommodation to crew. They wouldn't have to do such things. Shame on you once more, Ryanair."

A third said: "Fake photo or not, you left them without a place to stay and it deserves media exposure. You should work on improving your internal processes if this situation is not a single occasion instead of wasting time to post surveillance footage on Twitter."

No rest for the wicked here then.

Featured Image Credit: Ryanair

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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