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Rudeness on Tenerife flight
Wheelchair passenger angers staff
Staff who provide wheelchair assistance at Tenerife South Airport got an ear bashing from an irate English passenger as they disembarked her from her flight, but they had the sympathy of other passengers as the woman lost her temper and berated one of them rudely.


The incident occurred on a Monarch flight from Manchester
The incident occurred on a Monarch flight from Manchester
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30.11.2015 - The incident happened as the yellow-shirted PRM assistants assisted passengers off a Monarch flight from Manchester.  The flight had more than the usual quota of people in need of a wheelchair and at one time eight elderly passengers were lined up waiting to be pushed through passport control.

One large woman shouted at the young staff member looking after her to make sure he held on to her wheelchair correctly as it did not have brakes.  The tone of her reproach escalated when she realised that the young man did not understand English and, in full view and earshot of dozens of passengers, she vented her fury on him, screaming at the top of her voice that he “had better not let go of her” as he walked along the air bridge exit.

To cap off the rant, she made known to her compatriots who were waiting to board the plane for the return to Manchester that she was very uncomfortable with the “bloody Spaniard”, to which some replied to her that she was a very poor advertisement for her own country.

Despite the unwarranted roasting, the young but red-faced man continued his work and wheeled her safely to the exit.



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The incident occurred on a Monarch flight from Manchester 
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