In a surprising twist to the ongoing story, it turns out that Spy-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden is not in a transit lounge in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, but actually in a Costa Coffee outlet in Stanstead.
When confronted, Snowden said "I had a travel plan all set up, but then Ryanair heard that I was wanted by the US government and slapped a $2M enemy-of-the state surcharge. I'm now trapped here until EasyJet have a spare seat to Marbella!"
A Ryanair spokesman confirmed "page 9 of the booking form clearly states that if the passenger is a fugitive from the US government on treason charges, a surcharge of $2M will be charged -more if they have luggage." He continued, "we had exactly this problem with Julian Assange last year -he wouldn't accept the surcharge or the fact that we didn't fly to Ecuador"