Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Stranded Family 'Forced to Pay £1,000' to Get Home

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Stranded Family 'Forced to Pay £1,000' to Get Home

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A FAMILY stranded in Alicante after Ryanair cancelled their flight say they only found out after their boarding passes were rejected at security.

The airline axed 2,000 flights because it 'messed up' pilots' holidays.

Passenger Stephen Smith, 33, from Great Moor, Stockport was marooned at the Spanish airport with wife Helen, 34, and her parents Steve and Debbie Luckett after their return trip to Manchester on Saturday was one of those cancelled.

He says he ended up having to pay out £1,000 to get his family back home.

Stephen discovered the cancellation only after their boarding passes was rejected at security. Ryanair offered to fly them home - seven days later. He claims he was forced to booked alternative flights to Edinburgh. They flew later on Saturday with Vueling, after spending all day at the airport. …

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