Last Monday in Santorini an easyJet cabin crew member’s illness caused a lot of problems for some passengers who were getting ready to return to Manchester from their holidays. EasyJet announced that 34 passengers would not be able to travel on flight EZY1852 from Santorini to Manchester because safety regulations meant that the flight had to carry fewer passengers.
But despite the airline’s initial promise, the company was unable to find availability from the Greek island to Manchester and some passengers were told that the next available flight is on Thursday – to Gatwick, leaving them stranded in Santorini.
easyJet operates 3 flights a week from Santorini to Manchester and as many to Gatwick in the beginning of August, but most of the flights appear to have limited availability.
Among the unlucky passengers, a couple who celebrated their engagement on a luxury 5* holiday to Santorini now claim they have been dumped in a ‘horror hotel’ by easyJet.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News from Santorini, one of the couple, Katie said: “We were at a five star hotel and we’d just got engaged, it was perfect. Now we’re at an absolute dump on a hill.
“easyJet have pretty much ignored us and have offered no apology. We agreed not to fly because they promised us 400 Euros in cash and a flight the next day.
“Now we’ve no money and when we get to Gatwick we’ll have to buy our own train ticket. We’re supposed to be in work, the car is at Manchester Airport and we’d only paid to Monday.”
Edited YXamonakis – ApokoronasNews