A BRITISH expat couple travelling to the UK on a Ryanair flight from in Spain were appalled to discover their seats caked in what they claim was ‘dry vomit’.
British expats Fred and Sheila McInerney, who are residents in Alicante, flew with Ryanair from their local airport to Bristol to watch a football match with their son.
However, when boarding their flight at Alicante airport on Friday, September 28, they were shocked to find their allocated seats were covered in what they claim was ‘dry vomit’.
They claim the leather upholstery and seat belts of their allotted seats were filthy and had not been cleaned.
To make matters worse, the couple allege that upon notifying the cabin crew they were told bringing back the cleaning crew was out of the question as it would delay the flights departure.
The couple snapped photographs of the appalling condition of the seats. Their son said: “It was quite obvious someone had been sick. They asked the cabin crew for it to be cleaned but the man said that it would delay the flight.”
Mr and Mrs McInerney asked to change seats and claim there were empty seats available in the emergency exits of the plane.
However, the Ryanair cabin crew instead asked another passenger to swap with the couple and to endure the flight in the filthy seats.
A Ryanair spokesman has said: “All Ryanair aircraft are thoroughly cleaned by professionals at the end of each day, in line with industry standards, and cabin crew carry out a cabin tidy and toilet check at the end of every flight, during turnaround.”
“In this instance, the customers in question were moved to other seats.”