Feeds

Stroppy Belgian students in Ryanair mutiny

Baggage fees rumpus grounds university mob

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More than 100 Belgians are stranded in Lanzarote's Guacimeta airport after staging a "mutiny" over Ryanair baggage fees.

According to local paper La Provincia, 120 university students, aged between 20 and 22, arrived in the Canary Islands in two groups on 27 and 29 January for a week's knees-up.

It was evidently a lively affair, because just a few minutes before their return flight to the Brussels Chaleroi airport was due to depart, the last stragglers turned up at the Ryanair check-in desk in full party mode.

An airline operative recounted: "When the flight was already closed a group of 20 young people arrived making a racket with a megaphone, and we kindly allowed them to board on the condition that they paid for the baggage they couldn't check in."

That's when an almighty row erupted, with the group allegedly spitting at ground staff, while throwing in a few shoves and verbal insults for good measure.

Once the mob's fellow students on board the aircraft got wind of the rumpus, they "decided the plane wouldn't leave without our friends", as one put it.

They refused to take their seats, prompting the captain to call for Guardia Civil intervention. All of the passengers exited the aircraft, although those not involved in the Belgian student uprising were allowed to reboard.

The mutineers are now awaiting another flight home, under the watchful eye of the Guardia Civil, La Provincia notes. ®

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery
Burrito meets soft taco in alleged rooftop romp outrage
Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files
Printable genitalia fall foul of 'obscene material' laws
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!
Allegations were for 'financial gain', countersuit claims
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.