Ryanair Under Fire for Racism in Flight

Yeah, he should’ve been taken off the plane. Unacceptable behavior. For more information, “Dave” was trying to get to his window seat, Mrs. Gayle was already sitting in the aisle seat. Mrs. Gayle has arthritis, and had trouble moving quickly, and this sparked the outburst. Again, disgusting behavior.



Ryanair probably didn’t remove the person from the aicraft as that would cause more drama, with the police likely being involved. They wouldn’t want to be in the news for dragging someone of an airplane, no matter why as news agencies like The Sun would probably make it look like it was Ryanair’s fault. It is really a no-win situation here.

In perspective to the law, this is harassment and I hope ‘Dave’ will be dealt accordingly with the authorities.

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Unacceptable. Ryanair should of handled this in a better way to ensure a comfortable flight for all the other passengers.

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Hmmm ‘there is no such thing as bad publicity’.

I agree this action could have been handled more effectively and productive.

This reminds me of a PSA ad I saw…


It’s unfortunate that there are still people out there that act like this.

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I just heard this story on BBC this morning. There’s a famous story I’ve heard in the past, I’m not sure if it’s truth or legend. A captain removed a black gentleman from his seat because the woman seated next to the black gentleman was making racist comments to him, so the captain moved the man to first class. I love this story and would have really enjoyed hearing more intervention on Ryanair’s part.


As an African-American myself, it shocks me to see that this still happens. In one case you could think that maybe Ryanair’s goal was to prevent any other altercations from occurring by moving her away from the threatening and racist passenger, yet it is unacceptable to see this in the society we live in.

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I saw this and everyone in my family was utterly disgusted especially given the woman lost her husband a year back and was taken on holiday to cheer her up. The reasoning as to why that idiot wasn’t removed was likely because it would delay the flight and in typical Ryanair fashion that’s a big no no.


Given that the incident happened on the ground in Barcelona, yet it was reported after landing to Essex police, I don’t think any legal prosecution will come of this, as no U.K. law was broken (due to it happening in Spain).

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would rather pushback early than prosecute a racist lol

Hmm, I’m surprised he wasn’t taken off the flight.

In this day and age of information sharing, a lack of action is going to really damage your overall image as a company.

Now I wonder who will be the scapegoat in this instance?
A crew member? Training manager?

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Not surprised, Ryanair.

Come on Ryanair, 3rd PR mess in 2 months. Fix it up

Probably financial reasons, since he wasn’t being violent, they figured they might as well cash in the flight. LLCs make their money when their planes are flying. Grounded planes for police reasons aren’t bringing in a profit.

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Ryanair has been horrible. Look at my topic.

As Michael O’Leary (Ryanair’s CEO) says, ‘Any PR is good PR’. Nearly every news article (good or bad)will mention the low costs of Ryanair’s flights, which will always lead to bookings. Ryanair doesn’t care about their public image.

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in this case, ryanairs practically benefiting off of racism

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