Ryanair does not mess around with its carry on requirements.
A Spanish woman was reportedly kicked off a Ryanair flight for breaking the "one piece of hand luggage" rule -- by carrying both a book and a scroll that wouldn't fit in her bag, reports the Telegraph.
The video (in Spanish) shows the woman begging the local police, who were asked by Ryanair to remove her from the plane, to allow her to stay.
Passengers can be heard asking how they can help, and offering to stow the woman's belongings in their suitcases, the Herald Sun reports. "Shameful, shameful," they say as she is led off.
Apparently she had tried to pay for her oversize luggage with a credit card, but it hadn't been working.
"This passenger was in breach of airport security regulations, and having become disruptive was properly removed from the aircraft at the request of Ryanair agents," a company spokesman told the Telegraph.
According to the baggage policy on Ryanair's website: "Strictly one item of cabin baggage per passenger (excluding infants) weighing up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm is permitted. (handbag, briefcase, laptop, shop purchases, camera etc.) must be carried in your 1 permitted piece of cabin baggage."
Outrage over the video has prompted Twitter users in Spain to call for a boycott of the airline, the Irish Examiner reports.
Doubtful the move will get them far with Ryanair, the last time a disgruntled passenger spoke up on social media, the airline's CEO called thousands of his company's passengers idiots.
Ryanair is, however, already in hot water in Spain. Last year it was a Spanish judge that knocked down the airline's boarding pass fees. And, Ryanair is facing investigation by Spanish authorities over reports that it has been flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks in order to save money.
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