Ryanair has had to reduce capacity on its Canaries to Dublin flight because an employee fell ill

A number of Ryanair passengers who were unable to fly back to Ireland from the Canary Islands as planned on Thursday are still trying to get home.

The flight from Fuerteventura to Dublin was cut short before takeoff because a member of the cabin crew was unwell.

Paul Butler, who was on the flight, said he skimmed the captain and said: “There’s 150 people on board, I think that’s all I can take.”

“We sat there and a little while later he announced that when the flight arrived, there had been a medical issue with one of the staff and they needed to go to the clinic,” Butler said.

Mr Butler said the captain then asked passengers who were on board who were willing to give up their seats as the plane could not be filled due to a crew member being absent.

Mr Butler was traveling with his wife Rita and they agreed to drop out so another family could travel home together.

“So we went into the terminal and I think there were about 30 people in total who weren’t allowed to board the flight,” he told RTÉ live line Program.

“Eventually 12 of us were put on a flight to Edinburgh … We assumed, after everything we had done, that we voluntarily got off the plane when we got to Edinburgh that we would be taken care of, but there was nothing. “

Mr Butler said he tried to book a flight for her to Dublin but it would have cost £373, excluding checked luggage.

Finally, they booked a hotel for the night while waiting for a flight that a representative from Edinburgh Airport had booked for today.

Speaking from Edinburgh Airport, Mr Butler added that they had heard no “sniffing” from Ryanair.

Colette Woods said she had been told 38 passengers would not be able to travel on the Fuerteventura-Dublin flight. Mrs Woods was traveling with friends and they also caught the flight to Edinburgh.

Instead of waiting overnight, she said they had booked flights from Glasgow to Dublin.

Rachel Gorry, 23, told the show that she and her 12-year-old cousin Ruby were also forced to travel home via Edinburgh.

Ms Gorry said her family paid an extra €500 for flights from the Scottish capital to Dublin yesterday.

Rachel said it was “very stressful” and they ended up getting home after 11pm last night.

Meanwhile, Stephen Daly didn’t catch the flight to Edinburgh, saying he was “currently in Lanzarote”.

“They got us a taxi to the ferry in Fuerteventura, sent us to Lanzarote… we had to get our own taxis to a hotel on the other side of Lanzarote,” he said.

“We are here now, some of the members [of the group] had to fly to UK, four different passengers. So there are 9 of us left flying to Barcelona tonight… Get on at 11am tonight and we can’t then fly back to Dublin until 9.30am Saturday morning.

He added: “As we have been told, we can only be accommodated in a hotel for one night. Right now we are trying to get a hotel at the airport because there is a 12 hour transition period so we are trying to get somewhere where we can get our heads down, get some food and then try to get to home. “

In a statement released to Independent.ieA Ryanair spokesman said: “A member of our cabin crew fell ill shortly before the departure of this flight from Fuerteventura to Dublin (18 August) and was therefore unable to carry out his duties.

“Due to tight security measures, the flight had to operate with reduced passenger numbers and a small number of passengers were offloaded before the flight safely departed for Dublin.

“The affected passengers were offered a hotel stay in Fuerteventura or an alternative flight.

“Ryanair offers accommodation for passengers affected by overnight delays and all passengers arranging their own accommodation or incurring additional costs can reclaim it on Ryanair.com.

“We sincerely apologize to all affected passengers for this inconvenience.”

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