Ryanair passenger charged £38 to take pastry on Majorca flight – sparking fury | The Sun

RYANAIR passengers were charged £38 for trying to bring a pastry onboard a flight at Majorca Airport.

The alleged charge has been slammed by local authorities in Spain who have requested a meeting with the airline and the local pastry-makers’ association.

According to the Guardian, two passengers who were travelling through Palma de Majorca Airport were allegedly charged €45 (£38) each to bring their pastries on board.

The Ryanair customers each had an ensaïmada (a traditional Spanish pastry) and were reportedly told by staff that their snacks exceeded hand luggage limits because they weren't purchased in the duty-free lounge.

Instead of paying the hefty charge, the passengers binned their pastries.

The incident caused an outcry from the local Spanish government who have called for a meeting with the airline.

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Iago Negueruela, the Balearics’ tourism minister, called the meeting "to defend local produce and avoid any kind of discrimination."

As reported by the Majorca Daily Bulletin, Jaume Alzamora, a Majorcan politician, has penned a letter to both Ryanair and Aena (the Spanish Airports authority).

He said: "Més (a Spanish political party) has sent a letter to Aena and Ryanair to allow Majorcan products bought outside the airport to be carried without restrictions or extra costs for tourists because the aim is to defend Majorcan products made in Majorcan bakeries and pastry shops."

Meanwhile, Pep Magraner, the resident of the Balearic Islands pastry-makers association, added: "All the other airlines allow passengers to take two ensaïmadas on board.

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"It’s only a problem with Ryanair, but we’re talking about a lot of flights, especially to the Spanish mainland, which is the destination of most of the ensaïmadas."

Sun Online Travel has contacted Ryanair for comment.

But this isn't the first time the budget airline has come under fire for charges levied on its passengers.

Back in 2019, the airline's passengers were left fuming after they were charged £2.70 to purchase bottles of water on a grounded flight.

While earlier this month, the Ryanair social media team, which has become famous in its own right for trolling customers, also joked about introducing charges for customers who wanted to use the toilet onboard their planes.

The TikTok video caused outrage with many customers believing the charges to be real.

The airline also had a cheeky response to a passenger who had paid for a window seat but didn't have a window.

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