25 Mar, 2016 @ 15:48
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Double amputee Brit allegedly told to crawl to plane by Ryanair in Spain

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A DOUBLE-amputee had a sour end to his Spanish holiday when he was allegedly told he would have to crawl on to the plane.
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Matthew Parkes from Manchester says he was ‘made to feel like a second-class citizen’ after Ryanair gate staff at Malaga airport allegedly told him ‘to drag himself down two ramps, a set of stairs, across tarmac and up the steps of the plane’.

The father-of-three, 38, refused but was then carried the full length of the plane on a stretcher chair in front of all the other passengers.

Parkes, who had both legs and part of a hand amputated last year after falling ill with sepsis on holiday in Mallorca, is lodging a formal complaint.

“Ryanair made me feel humiliated and like I didn’t matter,” he said.

The budget airline company says Parkes was provided with the ‘correct assistance’ and that ‘there is no truth to the claims’.

Iona Napier

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