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Tears, Frustration After EasyJet Cancellation Due to Tired Crew

Tears, Frustration After EasyJet Cancellation Due to Tired Crew
Ryan Boyd

On Saturday, easyJet passengers were left angry and even tearful after a flight between Belfast and Palma Majorca was canceled due to flight crew exhaustion.

“We couldn’t believe what we were being told … There are many people who work 12-14 hour shifts and just get on with it,” said one passenger. “There were babies crying and parents of children with special needs trying to find a solution.”

An easyJet spokesperson said, “Passengers due to travel on this flight were given the option of transferring their flight free of charge or obtaining a refund at www.easyjet.com and offered hotel accommodation where needed.”

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6 Comments

  1. nadabrainiac

    August 23, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Please don’t put me in a hotel – I’d rather be hurtling through the sky at 500 mph, 35,000 above the ground with a pilot that can’t keep his eyes open.

  2. mvoight

    August 23, 2018 at 10:48 am

    “There are many people who work 12-14 hour shifts and just get on with it,” said one passenger. ”

    What an odd comment to make…. Do you really want an exhausted pilot to fly from Belfast and Majorca???
    I’d rather not
    So, stop whining and start filing those EU261 claims

  3. drvannostren

    August 23, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Its certainly not the end of the world and if EU261 does apply, Id be happy. Pay for your whole trip with that 800E.

  4. jonsg

    August 24, 2018 at 3:06 am

    “There are many people who work 12-14 hour shifts and just get on with it […]”

    Yes. And most of those people aren’t responsible for the safety and continued existences of a couple of hundred people. How selfish, for that pax to put their own mild inconvenience above that?

  5. Steven Jack

    August 25, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I guess it can be difficult for families, but as a single traveller provided someone is taking care of me I don’t mind. When it comes to long lines to check in / bag drop, this is why I have BA status on try to travel OneWorld when I can, skipping the queue has it’s own special joy!

  6. UncleDude

    August 25, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    I hope that if they ever needed a healthcare their Heart Surgeon and Nursing staff dont feel too tired.

    If you arn’t capable of enduring your working hours get another Job.

    After all now all your have to do is get the aircraft to and from the Runway and there are 2 of you in case one of you gets tired.

    Oh and did you see that TV programme about the EasyJet Pilot who also Ran a small hotel. Or better still the PanAm Pilot who also founded and was MD of DynoRod UK whilst still flying.

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