The only weigh is excess on TOWIE easyJet flight to Malaga

The only weigh is excess on TOWIE easyJet flight to Malaga

The only weigh is excess on TOWIE easyJet flight to Malaga

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FOUR passengers were forced to abandon their easyJet flight Southend to Malaga on Saturday after it was grounded for being 200kg over the weight limit.

The flight, which was carrying several Towie cast members and their luggage, was delayed by more than 30 minutes as the pilot waited for passengers to leave the plane.

Towie cast members James Argent, Lauren Pope, Grace Andrews, Fran Parman, Bobby Cole Norris and Jasmin Walia, were all on board, heading to Marbella for a holiday to be filmed for the ITV2 show.

The captain, after explaining that the plane was overweight and could not take off until the excess 200kg had been shed, appealed to passengers for volunteers to leave the flight.

After 30minutes, four women volunteered and were given £100 and put in a taxi to Luton Airport to catch another easyJet flight.

A spokesman for easyJet said: “Like all airlines, easyJet’s flights have weight restrictions based on a number of different variables for safety reasons.

“If a flight does exceed its weight limit, we ask for passengers to volunteer to transfer to another flight, which is what happened on this occasion.

“The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is always easyJet’s highest priority.”

Towie cast member Bobby’s suitcase was reportedly 4kg overweight. Fellow reality star Jasmin told Heat magazine she was not getting off the plane.

She said: “There was no way we’re doing it for £100, it’s such an inconvenience.”

The group of reality stars were photographed arriving in Malaga, looking forward to their holiday, with one Facebook group sticking up for the stars, saying they were innocent bystanders in the farce.

JustIn Essex said: “Don’t think Towie cast had any special treatment. Lauren Pope checked in behind my parents and she only had one small case, which surprised me.”

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6:49pm Tue 10 Jun 14

TheaWells says...

Why is this news? It happens all the time..... Are the Echo going to report on this every time a flight is in XS and passengers are transferred... ?? weird...
Why is this news? It happens all the time..... Are the Echo going to report on this every time a flight is in XS and passengers are transferred... ?? weird... TheaWells
  • Score: 18

6:56pm Tue 10 Jun 14

arram says...

well I supposed some of the staff are a little overweight.....
well I supposed some of the staff are a little overweight..... arram
  • Score: -3

7:12pm Tue 10 Jun 14

UK Geek says...

I would of willingly paid Easyjet £100 to get me off that flight, than travel with that bunch of talentless Sh**'s from TOWIE!!!! Fact!
I would of willingly paid Easyjet £100 to get me off that flight, than travel with that bunch of talentless Sh**'s from TOWIE!!!! Fact! UK Geek
  • Score: 49

7:30pm Tue 10 Jun 14

No Riff Raff says...

Surprised it was only 200kg! All that silicone and fake tan must weigh one hell of a lot.
Surprised it was only 200kg! All that silicone and fake tan must weigh one hell of a lot. No Riff Raff
  • Score: 24

9:03pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

Do these talented superstars only use Easy Jet because the livery colours match their orange spray tans.?
Do these talented superstars only use Easy Jet because the livery colours match their orange spray tans.? Robin Reliant
  • Score: 25

10:10pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

UK Geek wrote:
I would of willingly paid Easyjet £100 to get me off that flight, than travel with that bunch of talentless Sh**'s from TOWIE!!!! Fact!
Absolutely. Perhaps the excess weight was caused by the size of their egos.
[quote][p][bold]UK Geek[/bold] wrote: I would of willingly paid Easyjet £100 to get me off that flight, than travel with that bunch of talentless Sh**'s from TOWIE!!!! Fact![/p][/quote]Absolutely. Perhaps the excess weight was caused by the size of their egos. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 21

10:32pm Tue 10 Jun 14

white_van_ man says...

Why are they flying easy jet surly a private plane would be what they would have diva demanded!
Why are they flying easy jet surly a private plane would be what they would have diva demanded! white_van_ man
  • Score: 3

9:21am Wed 11 Jun 14

maxell says...

runway to short, runway to narrow, runway weight bearing load catagory weak ,this will always be the case flights to tenerife have to stop of to re fuel in northan spain. An a320 has easily enough fule capacity to reach the destination , ask yourself why it does not take on enough fule to complete the trip then revert back to the start of this post for your answer. stablelised soil runways are not that strong, and although it has nothing to do with the post but I cant beleive they are using KAc (potassium acetate) to de ice runways this is well documented to have an aggressive affect on the runway cementation, basically turning it to sand. my opinion as always.
runway to short, runway to narrow, runway weight bearing load catagory weak ,this will always be the case flights to tenerife have to stop of to re fuel in northan spain. An a320 has easily enough fule capacity to reach the destination , ask yourself why it does not take on enough fule to complete the trip then revert back to the start of this post for your answer. stablelised soil runways are not that strong, and although it has nothing to do with the post but I cant beleive they are using KAc (potassium acetate) to de ice runways this is well documented to have an aggressive affect on the runway cementation, basically turning it to sand. my opinion as always. maxell
  • Score: -17

11:54am Wed 11 Jun 14

eric naylor says...

at least they don't weigh the passengers yet at check in, I expect some airline will think of that one day !!
at least they don't weigh the passengers yet at check in, I expect some airline will think of that one day !! eric naylor
  • Score: 1

2:12pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Feminism is Dead says...

I'm surprised Gemma wasn't on the plane
I'm surprised Gemma wasn't on the plane Feminism is Dead
  • Score: 0

5:25pm Wed 11 Jun 14

jolllyboy says...

Not surprised. The airport is not suitable size wise as it has serious restrictions. i agree with Maxwell. Plus the de-icing they now want to go into the local brooks and water courses. Totally unacceptable in a flood area particularly.
Not surprised. The airport is not suitable size wise as it has serious restrictions. i agree with Maxwell. Plus the de-icing they now want to go into the local brooks and water courses. Totally unacceptable in a flood area particularly. jolllyboy
  • Score: -7

12:57am Thu 12 Jun 14

pupfish says...

maxell wrote:
runway to short, runway to narrow, runway weight bearing load catagory weak ,this will always be the case flights to tenerife have to stop of to re fuel in northan spain. An a320 has easily enough fule capacity to reach the destination , ask yourself why it does not take on enough fule to complete the trip then revert back to the start of this post for your answer. stablelised soil runways are not that strong, and although it has nothing to do with the post but I cant beleive they are using KAc (potassium acetate) to de ice runways this is well documented to have an aggressive affect on the runway cementation, basically turning it to sand. my opinion as always.
too ... too ... category ... off ...refuel ...northern ...fuel ... fuel ... stabilised ... believe ...
[quote][p][bold]maxell[/bold] wrote: runway to short, runway to narrow, runway weight bearing load catagory weak ,this will always be the case flights to tenerife have to stop of to re fuel in northan spain. An a320 has easily enough fule capacity to reach the destination , ask yourself why it does not take on enough fule to complete the trip then revert back to the start of this post for your answer. stablelised soil runways are not that strong, and although it has nothing to do with the post but I cant beleive they are using KAc (potassium acetate) to de ice runways this is well documented to have an aggressive affect on the runway cementation, basically turning it to sand. my opinion as always.[/p][/quote]too ... too ... category ... off ...refuel ...northern ...fuel ... fuel ... stabilised ... believe ... pupfish
  • Score: 3

2:13pm Thu 12 Jun 14

roger moore says...

would this even be news if there wasn't stars of towie on board?! probably not..towie has to be the vilest show ever to hit our tv screens, a low life program for low lives.
would this even be news if there wasn't stars of towie on board?! probably not..towie has to be the vilest show ever to hit our tv screens, a low life program for low lives. roger moore
  • Score: 2

5:24pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Blackstar says...

Yet again, more misleading rubbish being posted by some people.
FACT...the A320 flights from Southend to Tenerife DO NOT land in Northern Spain to re-fuel. These are direct flights both outward and return. Therefore the runway is not 'too short'.
'Runway is too narrow '??? Too narrow for what purpose?
'Stabilised soil runway'? I would refer you to the CAA website where large
amounts of concrete and ashphalt are mentioned, certainly nor stabilised soil.
Yet again, more misleading rubbish being posted by some people. FACT...the A320 flights from Southend to Tenerife DO NOT land in Northern Spain to re-fuel. These are direct flights both outward and return. Therefore the runway is not 'too short'. 'Runway is too narrow '??? Too narrow for what purpose? 'Stabilised soil runway'? I would refer you to the CAA website where large amounts of concrete and ashphalt are mentioned, certainly nor stabilised soil. Blackstar
  • Score: 0

6:22pm Thu 12 Jun 14

BarryTanner says...

Feminism is Dead wrote:
I'm surprised Gemma wasn't on the plane
Why?...........It was only 200kg overweight.
[quote][p][bold]Feminism is Dead[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised Gemma wasn't on the plane[/p][/quote]Why?...........It was only 200kg overweight. BarryTanner
  • Score: 0

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