Pregnant woman who was ‘kicked off’ EasyJet plane with disabled daughter plans to sue airline
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The pregnant woman who was ‘kicked off’ an EasyJet plane with her disabled daughter says she is planning to sue the airline.
Siobhan Foster was removed from an EasyJet flight after she was accused of being abusive on the aircraft on 19 August, which lead to all the passengers being asked to leave the plane.
At seven months pregnant, she was travelling with her husband James and their disabled child, Florence, from Belfast to Ibiza, when she asked for assistance to find space for her bag in the overhead compartment.
However, a ‘grumpy’ flight attendant allegedly ‘singled out’ Siobhan and branded her as ‘abusive’.
And the mum took to Facebook to rant about the ordeal.
“I will NEVER fly with EasyJet again, I understand why people call them sleezy jet!” she said.
She continued: “This particular flight attendant had such a grumpy look on her face. James sat down with Florence and I asked her was there any more space in the overhead lockers, her reply was a sharp 'Clearly Not'.
"So, I asked could you help me find somewhere, her reply was 'You'll need to find somewhere yourself' even though there literally was nowhere.”
After some back and forth with other stewardess and finally finding a place for her luggage, she was then allegedly confronted by two other staff members who echoed their colleague and accused Siobhan of being 'aggressive'.
"After roughly one hour the whole plane was asked to get off." the mum said.
And now, she’s confirmed that she’s considering taking legal action against EasyJet.
Foster told MailOnline: “I have spoken to a solicitor about what happened to us.
“I have got a view to sue them for emotional distress. I don't know the amount yet I will be seeking from them. The baby is due in five weeks and after all this that's happened I don't think I will ever step on a plane again.
“At the wedding I was in a lot of pain in my stomach afterwards because of all the stress. I was obviously worried about the baby.”
An EasyJet spokesperson had previously told LADbible: "We can confirm that flight EZY3003 from Belfast to Ibiza on 19th August was attended by police before departure due to a group of passengers behaving disruptively at check-in and then onboard.
"EasyJet's cabin crew and ground agents are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.
"The Captain took the decision to ask all passengers on the flight to return to the terminal so the situation could be resolved and as soon as it was they reboarded and the aircraft continued to Ibiza.
"Whilst such incidents are rare we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour towards our crew or other passengers. We would like to apologise to the other passengers for any inconvenience for the delay this caused.
"The safety and wellbeing of our passengers, crew and ground agents is always easyJet's priority."
LADbible has reached out to easyJet for comment.