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EasyJet Apologizes for Refusing Scottish Currency

EasyJet Apologizes for Refusing Scottish Currency
Ryan Boyd

After a member of easyJet’s cabin crew refused to accept Scottish banknotes from passenger Bruce Anderson as a valid form of currency to pay for his family’s meal, the carrier has apologized for the refusal.

“I do apologize that you could not make the payment in your preferred currency, as easyJet doesn’t accept Scottish pounds,” said an easyJet spokesperson to Anderson.

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  1. Stormbel

    October 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

    The only UK wide notes that are legal tender are from the Bank of England. Notes issued in Scotland, Northern Ireland (or for that matter the Channel Islands or Isle of Man) are only valid in their own areas.
    They may be accepted often but easyjet are right to refuse them. They can’t give them to anyone else, except that person is from Scotland!

  2. DaveS

    October 25, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Whilst it is technically correct that bank nots issued in Scotland are not legal tender (and it is worth noting that Bank of England notes are only legal tender in England and Wales), all of these notes are pretty universally accepted. It is not fair to say Easyjet were right to refuse them, but would be fair to say they had the right to refuse them.

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