Authorities in the Balearic Islands summoned Ryanair for a crisis meeting with local bakers.
The reason is that the airline required payment from passengers who wanted to bring baked goods on the plane.
These reports Watchman.
Hand baggage limit exceeded
When two people recently traveled from Palma de Mallorca with the traditional pastry ensamada, it became the paloba pastry.
The airline charged 45 euros, roughly NOK 540, to take the pretzels on board.
The reason is that the staff thought the passengers were overstepping the rules on how much hand luggage they could take with them.
The passengers decide not to take the cookies on the plane after all.
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The Balearic Minister of Tourism, Iago Negeruela, called the crisis meeting.
According to The Guardian, the meeting is believed to be to “defend local products and avoid any form of discrimination”.
He says he hopes the two sides will actually meet this week and resolve the issue quickly.
He did not comment
Pep Magraner leads the Balearic Bakers Association, and says only Ryanair is that hard.
– All other airlines allow passengers to bring two planes on board, he claimed.
Ryanair has not yet commented on this matter.
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This isn’t the first time a handbag discussion has taken place in the Balearic Islands, which consist of Mallorca and Ibiza, among others.
Gone last year The Balearic Islands ombudsman has sued EasyJet, Eurowings and Volotea airlines, demanding they pay €20,000 for overcharging hand luggage.
Consumers association Facua has taken similar cases against Vueling and Ryanair.
The cases are now being handled by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs in Madrid.
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