EasyJet call Spanish cops on British mum for sneaking vodka miniature onto Spain-bound flight

The eagle-eyed attendant had spotted Yallop attempting to pour the spirit into her fresh orange juice

LAST UPDATED: 26 Jan, 2017 @ 15:55
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pjimage-3A BRITISH woman was left shocked after being threatened with arrest for trying to drink her own vodka miniature on a flight to Spain.

Lucy Yallop, 32, said she felt humiliated after a steward on her flight to Alicante called the Spanish cops, who were waiting for her at the tarmac when she landed.

The eagle-eyed attendant had spotted Yallop attempting to pour the spirit into her fresh orange juice.

“I never thought a miniature bottle of vodka would cause so much trouble,” said the 32 year old, who runs her own hair salon in Durham city.

“I bought it at Newcastle Airport when it was announced there would be a delay when it snowed last Friday.

The miniature Yallop attempted to drink
The miniature Yallop attempted to drink

“The two I was sitting with, Maxine Hitch, who is 51, and Noelle McNary, who is 48, were both on antibiotics and weren’t drinking anyway.

“I knew I shouldn’t but I knew I had the single measure in my bag and tried to put it in my orange.

“The steward came from nowhere and said ‘What have you got in your hand?’

“It was embarrassing. I didn’t have time to pour it into my orange and he took it from me.”

A steward told Lucy that he had warned her four times about drinking alcohol on-board, twice in the form of general tannoy announcements.

Lucy added: “I was apologetic and didn’t argue, but then the punishment I got was so disproportionate to what happened.

“The steward said he had told the captain who had radioed through so I would be arrested when we landed in Spain.

“I was told I would hear from easyJet within 24 hours if they were going to cancel my flight back.

“I was crying and shaking, I was so humiliated. I was terrified. I was told to stand up in front of everyone so they could keep an eye on me getting off.

12829181_10154007650710789_4268349140463968000_o“When the police saw me, they took one look at me and shrugged their shoulders. I think they were expecting a drunk person, causing a lot of trouble getting off the plane.

“They were bewildered and let me go through to the terminal and carry on with my journey.”

A spokesman for easyJet said: “On this flight the crew warned a passenger four times that they could not drink their own alcohol on-board. No airline permits passengers to consume their own alcohol as crew need to be able to monitor alcohol consumption onboard for the safety of all passengers.

“The safety and well being of passengers and crew is always easyJet’s priority.”

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  1. Sounds extremely confrontational by staff on easyJet. Surely just cautioning and taking the minature bottle away and giving it back on landing would have been the best result for both parties.

  2. Easyjet employ young uneducated robot zombies as stewards whose low IQ does not permit them to make a common sense decision. Nthing to do with preventing drunkenness. Easy jet will sell all the alcohol you want thats why they dont want you to drink your own.
    On another flight a complely quadriplegic paralysed 4 year old child that had fallen asleep with one half on its mother’s lap was forced by the hooligan easy jet crew to be woken up and forced to slump into the seat belt because the child could not sit unassisted.When the mother objected the band of easy jet hooligan stewards threatened to have her arrested on arrival.
    An airline run by nazi type robot zombies that’s best to be avoided even if it costs a few pounds more.

  3. You title your post Against Ignorance. Definition :-  the state or fact of being ignorant :  lack of knowledge, education, or awareness
    How about you try to write a post with Knowledge, Education and Awareness. Nuff said!

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