Belfast Telegraph

Monday 24 November 2014

Ryanair charged sick traveller for food and drink

A passenger suffering a cardiac arrest on board a Ryanair flight was treated by cabin crew with a sandwich and a soft drink, which they later charged him for.



The incident took place last Sunday on a flight from England to Sweden, when 63-year-old Per-Erik Jonsson lost consciousness.



Mr Jonsson's stepdaughter Billie Appleton, a nurse, told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet: "They said he had low blood pressure and gave him a sandwich and a soda. And they made sure he paid for it."



Ryanair defended the actions of its crew, saying it had offered to divert the flight and to have an ambulance on stand-by. "However, the passenger's companion, who identified herself as a nurse, declined this offer."

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