Tia Watson, 24, and her family were stranded in France after Ryanair misinformation caused them to miss their only flight to the UK that day
A pregnant mother has been “crying all day” after she was stranded in another country due to a Ryanair union.
Tia Watson, 24, was 23 weeks pregnant at the time and was stranded in France due to a low-cost airline miscommunication.
She, her partner Martin Beard and their daughter, four, are scheduled to fly to Fuerteventura on Monday, February 14, before returning to the UK on Friday, February 18.
However, when the plane attempted to land at Manchester Airport on Friday, bad weather conditions resulted in the landing being delayed.
The flight was then diverted to Bordeaux in the south of France, Nottinghamshire Live report.
The family then waited at Bordeaux’s airport for almost three hours before they were told to go to an overnight hotel, paid for by the airline.
Tia said: “We received a message on Friday night to say, ‘We’re sorry for your overnight delay, your new flight time will be 7:40pm on Saturday night as of Saturday night. local time.”
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Thus, Tia and her family went to bed and prepared for a leisurely morning as they had almost 24 hours until their flight.
However, when they went to the hotel restaurant for breakfast, Tia said: “No one was at the hotel from our flight.”
She continued: “We thought this was really weird because our flight was full and there were hundreds of people in our hotel.
“Reception then told us they were all picked up on the free coaches this morning.”
“We assume that others have been informed of the correct flight and we are the only ones who have received the error,” she said.
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The family then phoned Ryanair to inquire about the situation, but were reassured that they were still booked on the 7:40pm flight they had been told to board initially.
However, when they arrived at the airport, there was no such flight on the departure list and a Ryanair delegate told them that the only flight to the UK that day departed at 10am, which means they missed it.
“After being on the phone for hours and hours all day, arriving at the airport with my four-year-old, myself, pregnant and obviously very, very stressed,” explains Tia.
“Then they said there was a flight today (Sunday 20th February), so they wanted us to bring all our belongings to the airport again, three hours before the flight, do procedures and everything, if three. people don’t show up.”
“That in itself is stressful,” she added.
The family were then booked to fly home for Wednesday, February 23, which could leave them stranded in France for a few more days.
Fortunately, they made it home late on Sunday, February 20.
Tia said her partner was a front desk teacher and it was “a nightmare” to contact the school’s principal to inform him of the situation.
In addition, the family was logistically unprepared for the mix.
Tia said: “We’re in Fuerteventura so obviously just packing summer clothes. So now we’re in 8 degree weather in dresses, sandals, no money, no clothes.”
“If I don’t laugh, I will cry. Yesterday, I just cried all day,” Tia added.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pregnant-mum-cried-day-after-26302537 Pregnant mother 'crying all day' after brash Ryanair got her stranded in another country