Ryanair passengers mutiny over baggage charge

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Police removed more than 100 passengers from a Ryanair plane preparing to leave the Canary Islands after a large scuffle broke out onboard.

Spanish newspaper La Provincia said the disruption happened when low-cost airline Ryanair tried to charge one passenger extra for carry-on baggage. His friends aboard the plane ‘mutinied’.

A Spanish Interior Ministry spokesman said the pilot was preparing for take-off at Guacimeta airport on the Lanzarote island resort for Charleroi, Belgium, when she radioed for police assistance.

He said that, of the 168 passengers, only 64 were allowed to re-board yesterday’s flight. The rest had to find other carriers and some spent the night in Lanzarote.

Full story: Ryanair passengers mutiny over ‘outsized’ baggage charge: Police escort 100 from plane on Lanzarote runway