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Video emerges of Andover man forced onto Ryanair flight

Michael O'Leary, CEO of low-cost airline Ryanair
Michael O'Leary, CEO of low-cost airline Ryanair

An Andover man has been dragged kicking and screaming onto a Ryanair flight from Southampton Airport.

The 38-year old man who didn’t want to be named claims that he was forced onto a flight to Dublin by airline crew while he was awaiting a British Airways flight connection.

There was widespread outrage when a video appeared online showing the distressed man from Cricketer’s Way being bundled up the aisle and onto the flight before being charged £1.00 for a cup of tea and a further £2.50 for use of the on-board toilet.

The video footage was taken by a fellow passenger and posted to Facebook before the flight left for Dublin.

A Ryanair spokesperson said, “We will be finding a way to ensure there is a surcharge for the inconvenience caused”.

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David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.

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