Ryan air has been criticized for charging a grieving family member extra for returning home with a severed head.The Spanish coroners office insisted a clerical error had been made when booking the body on board.When Ms.Mills-Westley's family tried to board the plane home from Tenerife they were told to place the head in the suitcase sizer beside the check in desk,when it wouldn't fit even with a bit of pushing and squeezing they were told they would have to pay a surcharge.A Ryan Air minion stated"It is company policy.If it doesn't fit in the case sizer then a surcharge is applicable,no exceptions."Ms.Mills-Westley's family put out a statement saying."We are disgusted with Ryan Air,if we had known they would charge so much,we would of sent it by registered post instead."
Severed head surcharge
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Funny and cruel. Just what I like.
I can see the Two Ronnies / Derek and Clive style sketch....
'Could you put the head on the counter please, and turn it round so I can see both ears...thats it. That's fine, thank you Sir. Now the head, I have no problem with. Once you get over the fact that the lady was smiling on the passport photo and doesn't look quite so chuffed now, the resemblance is very clear. As a goodwill gesture, at this difficult time, we'd like to offer the head a window seat on the right of the plane, where there is a lovely view of the Algarve on the return flight.
However, the body you have on the trolley there...that clearly has no head at all, and I'm afraid after discusison with my supervisor there is no way we can allow the body to travel without a matching passport...oh, hang on...I suppose we could photocopy this one, and tippex out the head...let me make a quick call and get back to you...."
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