A 26-year-old British model declares she was forced to place on a used mask aboard a Ryanair flight after she was prohibited from wearing one a designer buddy had actually created, according to a report.
Bluebell Wooi, who boarded the aircraft in Calabria, Italy, for a flight to London on Tuesday, was using the trendy face covering, but was informed she had to utilize a non reusable mask, The Sun reported.
When she informed the flight attendant that she didn’t have one, she was informed to ask other guests for a spare, according to the outlet.
Wooi informed the crew that the only one she managed to find was soiled and had actually been used by the male who gave it to her– however was told she had to use it if she wished to fly.
“It was dirty and I really didn’t want to. I showed it to the Ryanair staff and was told I must wear that mask over my own,” she told The Sun.
“I just think it’s completely bonkers. It doesn’t make any sense to wear a mask used by a stranger over my own reusable one,” she said.
“And to make things even more bonkers, all the cabin crew onboard the flight were wearing reusable masks themselves, so I don’t know what it was all about.”
The airline has actually warned guests that surgical face masks must be worn on flights to or from Italy, The Sun reported.
Bluebell, who was traveling on the budget airline company with her grandmother, included: “No one else seemed to be told to put on another mask as far as I could see other than the man in front of me.
“I don’t know if there was some kind of memo I missed about wearing a disposable mask over a reusable one, but if there was one, I didn’t receive it,” she said.
A Ryanair rep informed the outlet: “In line with the requirements set out in the Italian Decree, DCPM N.15, 7 Aug, the use of surgical face masks is mandatory on all flights to, from and within Italy.
“Customers are informed of this requirement by email and SMS ahead of their journey, as failure to comply can result in passengers being denied boarding,” the spokesperson added.