Jet2 defends crew for removing hen party
Jet2 has supported the decision by flight crew for removing a hen party from a flight from East Midlands to Mallorca for wearing t-shirts displaying the word “bitches” (asterisks not ours).
The hen party which consisted of 18 women aged between 18 and 60 were removed from their EMA to Mallorca flight back on May 30 because the flight crew had concerns about the women’s t-shirts… which all had the phrase “Bitches on Tour”.
However, unhappy bride Emma Green complained to the Sun newspaper, saying that it had ruined her weekend. She said that nobody had spoken to the group about any problems with their attire and that the first she knew was when they were eescorted off the plane. She said that even the police were “bewildered” by the decision of the flight crew.
One of the other women in the group explained to The Sun, “We are all professional women mainly in our late 30s and 40s. I work with mental health patients and I am not a trouble-maker. We did not deserve to be treated like we did and would have covered up on the plane if we were all asked to do so.”
However, a Jet2 spokesman gave a different version of events. The spokesman said, “At check-in for our East Midlands to Mallorca flight, a group of passengers were reminded of our Onboard Together policy and told that they would not be permitted to fly with us whilst wearing T-shirts which displayed offensive language. The group were asked to either wear different attire or cover up the offensive language, and were reminded of this on numerous occasions, including by the airport police whilst in the departures area. Once in the cabin, and in the presence of families and young children, several members of the group decided to ignore these repeated warnings, at which point our crew took the decision to remove them from the flight.”
The Jet2 spokesman sent on to apologise to the other customers for the delays and inconvenience.
Jet2 continued, “As a family friendly airline that carries millions of holidaymakers, including families with young children, we will not allow people on board if they are using or displaying offensive language, or if they fail to comply with the instructions of our crew.”
The bride, Emma, is due to marry SAdam Bateman in August 2017.
by Elle Draper
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Gandy-Draper. Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.