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Woman Stranded In Ibiza After Losing Passport Spots The Moment She Lost It In A Photo

Woman Stranded In Ibiza After Losing Passport Spots The Moment She Lost It In A Photo

A holidaymaker was stranded in Ibiza for four days after she lost her passport - only to realise it had been on the floor right in front of her all along after looking back at her photos from a night out.

Bobbie Cook, 21, had booked a trip to the party island with Loveholidays, and was due to fly with Thomas Cook.

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However, the operator cancelled the trip just two days before they were due to jet off, meaning Bobbie and her mate Becca were left scrambling to book last minute flights and hotels.

After finally arranging another plan of action, the first leg of their journey was delayed - meaning they missed their connecting flight from Barcelona to Ibiza.

Bobbie Cook, 21. Credit: Jam Press
Bobbie Cook, 21. Credit: Jam Press

Bobbie, from Essex, said: "Me and Becca booked our holiday with Loveholidays and we were flying with Thomas Cook.

"Just two days before we were supposed to go, they sent me an email telling us that they had cancelled our holiday and they will send over a refund.

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"I had to get a whole new hotel and flights package like a day before Ibiza! And the package we found didn't have a direct flight so we had to get off at Barcelona!

"And because the plane from Gatwick to Barcelona was delayed for an hour and a half, we missed our flight from Barcelona to Ibiza.

Bobbie and Becca were stuck in Barcelona after their flight was delayed. Credit: Jam Press
Bobbie and Becca were stuck in Barcelona after their flight was delayed. Credit: Jam Press

"We told the airline we was flying with that it wasn't our fault and they put us on the next plane, but that was five hours later!"

But even after a five-hour wait, the streak of bad luck didn't end there.

On their second night, Bobbie and her friends went out to Pacha, when she realised her passport had gone missing.

Panicking, she started rummaging through her bag, searching high and low - but it was nowhere to be found.

Bobbie's final moments with her passport. Credit: Jam Press
Bobbie's final moments with her passport. Credit: Jam Press

Bobbie said: "I kept retracing my steps and checking the toilets, lost property, asking behind the bar and looking around that exact spot where we was taking photos and I couldn't find it at all!

"I probably spent most of my night trying to find it.

"Becca kept telling me 'It's probably back at the hotel so there's no point in worrying,' but all I could think about was how was I supposed to get home. I leave in four days!"

Bobbie was forced to apply for an emergency passport, but had to wait another four days as it was a Friday and the British consulate did not process documents at weekends.

This meant she would also miss her return flight on Monday.

Bobbie had to apply for an emergency passport. Credit: Jam Press
Bobbie had to apply for an emergency passport. Credit: Jam Press

Bobbie continued: "I was so scared I didn't know how I was gonna manage on my own!

"Becca wanted to stay with me but she couldn't because it was vital she went home for work, as she had too much time off already.

"Luckily one of my other friends I knew from back home said she would stay out there with me (she was already in Ibiza as well), which was a huge weight lifted from my shoulders.

"At least I knew she was gonna help me. I would have been useless on my own.

"I continued to stay out in Ibiza enjoying myself until Tuesday night, we changed hotels from San Antonio to Platja d'en Bossa and we booked the flights for Tuesday night, annoyingly they cost another £340 each!"

While Bobbie had enjoyed her extended stay in Ibiza, she was more than ready to leave on Tuesday night.

Bobbie was ready to leave Ibiza after her ordeal. Credit: Jam Press
Bobbie was ready to leave Ibiza after her ordeal. Credit: Jam Press

However, then another ordeal struck.

When Bobbie tried to check in at the airport, staff told her there was a payment issue on the ticket, and that she was unable to board the aircraft.

Bobbie said: "When we tried to check in one of the ladies from easyJet said there had been a payment issue and that we couldn't get on our flights.

"We felt hopeless. We just wanted to go home.

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"We tried asking if we could repay to get on the flights and they said it was fully booked, and there were no flights until Friday.

"We were panicking to say the least. Luckily easyJet refunded us, but we had to go all the way back to Bossa and check into another hotel (this was my third hotel now).

Though Bobbie managed to get her flights refunded, she had to check in to yet another hotel. Credit: Jam Press
Though Bobbie managed to get her flights refunded, she had to check in to yet another hotel. Credit: Jam Press

"We didn't really go out partying much as all we wanted to do was just go home now.

"On the Wednesday we did go out and had a really good time despite being stranded in Ibiza for an extra four nights."

Then, to add insult to injury, when Bobbie was looking back through her Ibiza snaps on the last day, she came across a picture of her in Pacha - which revealed her missing passport had been right there on the floor in front of her all along.

She said: "On the last day of being there I was looking back at all the photos I'd taken this holiday.

"I came across the pictures I tweeted about and noticed the passport, I was in so much shock but couldn't help but laugh for ages.

Bobbie did finally manage to leave Ibiza. Credit: Jam Press
Bobbie did finally manage to leave Ibiza. Credit: Jam Press

"I was sending it to all my friends, posting it on my [Instagram] Stories and everyone found it hilarious. I just don't know how I didn't open my eyes.

"All of this could have been avoided if I just checked the photo after taking it and seen my passport lying there on the floor!"

Thankfully, Bobbie's been able to see the many positives that came out of the doomed holiday.

She added: "Even though I had so much bad luck happen this holiday, I had the best time and I will never forget this situation!"

Featured Image Credit: Jam Press

Topics: uk news, News, travel, Holiday, Ibiza

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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