Easyjet decide your valid passport isn't valid
If you're flying to Cyprus with Easyjet on a soon-to-expire-passport this summer, you'd better haul your ass to the post office pronto. In their infinite wisdom, they've decided that you need three months validity on your passport to travel there– even though it's in the EU.
The Cypriot authorities and the Foreign Office say come on in and have some moussaka, as long as your passport is valid for the duration of your stay. That's the rule across the EU. But for some reason Easyjet has declared some kind of special idiot three month rule and isn't letting stressed out holidaymakers board their flights in Britain.
One passenger was recently refused boarding because his passport expired in August, and had to kiss goodbye to his annual holiday. Oh, and easyjet refused to refund the cost of his flight. Nice, eh?
In its defence for this indefensible move, Easyjet said: “Entry requirements can and do change regularly and differ considerably by the nationality of the arriving passenger. Ultimately, it is the individual passenger's responsibility to ensure that their travel documentation is valid for the country to which they are flying.'
(IT WAS VALID.)
“If passengers do not have documentation which complies with the relevant regulations then airlines have no choice but to deny boarding to those passengers.'
(HE DID – which complied with Foreign Office regulations, not jumped up orange Oompa Loompa budget airline made-up regulations.)
I feel a lawsuit coming on.