All passengers 'kicked off' EasyJet plane after pregnant mum with disabled daughter accused of being abusive
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All passengers were 'kicked off' an EasyJet plane after a pregnant mum with a disabled child was accused of being abusive.
Siobhan Foster, a seven-month pregnant mum, was removed from an EasyJet flight travelling from Belfast to Ibiza with her husband James and their disabled child, Florence; when she asked for assistance finding space for her bag in the overhead compartment last month (19 August).
During the ordeal, a 'grumpy' flight attendant allegedly 'singled out' the mum and branded Siobhan as 'abusive' leading to every passenger being subsequently removed from the plane.
"I will NEVER fly with EasyJet again, I understand why people call them sleezy jet!" she wrote in a pretty damning Facebook rant on the matter.
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."
The mum then claimed she asked for assistance again due to being heavily pregnant to which the stewardess reportedly snapped: "You're being abusive and it's not my job to help you."
Siobhan went on: "Then another air hostess - an older lady - approached me to say 'Look this isn't our job to help' so I said any other airline I've flown with have been more than helpful with me as I'm pregnant etc," continued the fuming passenger.
"So of course, then she said I was abusive. Writing this I understand it would make you think well was I being abusive, but I honestly wasn't and the whole plane can vouch for me."
When the mum finally found a place to store her luggage, she was then allegedly confronted by two other staff members who echoed their colleague and accused Siobhan of being 'aggressive'.
"I decided to ignore her and she started raising her voice saying 'Look at me!' First of all, I'm not a child to be spoken to like that, and I was ignoring her as I was so upset at the way I was being treated," she recalled.
"Then her and another approached us to say we were being thrown off the plane - we asked why as we literally hadn't done anything, once again she said were being aggressive."
Siobhan concluded the social media post writing: "My brother and mum spoke to her asking exactly why we were being put off and again they couldn't answer the question as they were in the wrong.
"After roughly one hour the whole plane was asked to get off."
Siobhan, who was 'crying uncontrollably' at the time, has since revealed: "I'm so traumatised to the point I don't know how I'll ever fly again.
"Every person on that plane is putting complaints in - some actually stood up on the plane to say to the pilot it was that air hostess who was being aggressive towards me, not me at all.
"So, I have a full plane of witnesses who are willing to tell how unfairly we were treated."
An easyJet spokesman 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."