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The long way round…
Lanzarote passenger ends up in Bratislava
Questions are being asked about security on Ryanair flights after a Spanish passenger who was due to fly to Lanzarote ended up in Bratislava.


© A Ryanair passenger accidentally landed in Slovakia

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08.11.2015 - The man, from Galicia, boarded his flight at 6am in Madrid Airport and fell asleep as soon as he settled into his seat, only to wake up in the Slovakia capital, thousands of miles from his destination in the Canaries.

“I was amazed not to see the ocean on landing and I asked the crew why.  It was then that we realised I had been taken somewhere else” said the passenger, who was returned to Madrid and, after a long wait, flown on to Lanzarote by the airline.

Although he now sees the funny side of things, he has demanded to know how he was allowed to board a different plane without the crew realising.  “I ended up in the wrong queue at the boarding gate, where the two flights were next to each other.  But they did not even give my boarding card and ID a second look at the gate.  On board, the crew member just pointed me to my seat and that was it” explained the 59-year-old. 



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