EasyJet respond after Vicky Pattison slams airline for 'destroying dreams'

Vicky was crying on her Instagram stories after being banned from the flight
Vicky was crying on her Instagram stories after being banned from the flight -Credit:vickypattison/instagram

EasyJet has issued a sharp retort after Vicky Pattison, the former Geordie Shore star, criticised the airline for barring her from a flight to Italy due to passport issues.

The 36-year-old was planning to fly out of Newcastle to continue preparations for her upcoming wedding to fiancé Ercan Ramadan in September. However, she was left distraught and vented her frustration at EasyJet, branding them a "destroyer of dreams" after her slightly damaged passport violated strict rules, resulting in her being denied boarding.

In a series of Instagram stories shared on Sunday, Vicky expressed her disappointment to her followers, explaining that she was refused boarding because her dog had chewed and slightly damaged her passport. She was deeply upset about having to return home while the rest of her party continued their journey to visit her 'dream' wedding venue.

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On Instagram, she lamented: "Thought we were off to see our wedding venue today, we were so excited.. I rushed back from Newcastle, packed at midnight last night and jumped into bed and got 3 hours sleep... But I didn't mind because we were going for our menu tasting @ercan_ram."

"Only to have the @easyiet staff turn me away.. I've been travelling with my passport all year and no one's said anything, but it's definitely well travelled to be fair Company policy is company policy and I get it, I'm just beyond gutted you know? ? ", reports the Mirror.

Clearly upset, Vicky continued: "My wedding planner, her assistant, my florist, everyone are all heading out... ... X And I'm just heading home... to have a really good cry I think. All the wasted money, how hard it was for me to get the time off, how excited we were, how I've wasted everyone's time.. I'm just really sad I think."

She then proceeded to share a photo of the damaged passport saying: "This is what was wrong with my passport for everyone asking, in fairness, I don't know if that is really bad or not, I've just not had anyone ever tell me it was before.. cheeky little milo butt. Think rather than waste my glam, I'm going to take some new passport pictures, then cry.."

The TV star explained the ordeal on her social media

In response to her heated social media outburst, Easyjet issued a statement. An Easyjet spokesperson informed MailOnline: "We are sorry for Ms Pattison's experience and the inconvenience caused. At easyJet, we work closely with the authorities and comply with their guidance to ensure the safety and security of all passengers and staff."

The spokesperson added: "As such, we cannot allow any passenger to travel on their planned flight with documentation damaged to such a degree that its authenticity is brought into question. It is the passenger's responsibility to have suitable documentation for travel."

Vicky Pattison's fiance, Ercan Ramadan, who is known for his appearance on The Only Way Is Essex, popped the question in Dubai back in February 2022. Vicky has since opened up about the wedding preparations, confessing to The Sun that she finds it "overwhelming" and "f****** expensive".

Despite feeling "stressed", she praised Ercan for being "Ercan is amazing and so supportive."