Monday 23 October 2017

Holidays and reunions thrown into disarray as travellers left in the lurch

Sam Griffin

STRANDED passengers expressed their frustration at Dublin Airport while others tried to rearrange plans for their summer getaway.

The Meade family from Co Meath, who had been hoping to spend a week in the sun on the Costa Brava, were told they wouldn't be on a plane until Friday at least.

"We've been here an hour and nobody has told us anything except that we might not get out until the day after tomorrow," Jeni Meade told the Irish Independent.

Friends Megan O'Neill and Laura Lyttle, from Portadown in Co Armagh, travelled from Belfast after their Ryanair flight to Palma had been cancelled.

"We were given a refund but we've lost a day of our holiday," said Megan (25).

The Dunne family from Blackrock, Dublin, had been due to fly to Murcia, Spain, but their flight was cancelled.

"We're hoping to go to Malaga now for a night and we'll drive from there. (It) has set us back around €500 but Ryanair staff have been very helpful," said dad Damien.

Alex Ramirez and Estefania Garcia had planned a reunion with family and friends in Valencia.

"We're going home to see our families," said Google employee Alex.

"Our flight was cancelled, so now we have to fly to Bristol tonight and stay there before we can fly back to Valencia."

Irish Independent

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