Midlands Man Tells Story Of How His 2-Hour Flight Turned Into 12-Hours

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Storm Isha had quite the impact on his Offaly man's flight home.

A midlands man will be seeking reimbursement from Ryanair, after he was stuck on a plane for 12 hours.

Tullamore's Cormac Kelly was travelling home from Denmark, a journey which usually takes two hours, when Storm Isha forced a number of changes to the flight mid-air.

Conditions prevented the plane from landing in Dublin, forcing them to be re-directed to Manchester, then to Belfast, before they eventually landed in Liverpool.

Mr. Kelly says after waiting two hours at that airport, he booked his own accommodation and flight:

Ryanair says passengers impacted by disruptions to flights as a result of Storm Isha can claim their expenses back from the company.

It says accommodation availability was limited , despite efforts from the company, and passengers who had to book their own hotel can claim their expenses back.

It's also apologising to those who were impacted.

In a statement to Midlands 103, a Spokesperson from Ryanair says:

"Due to Storm Isha, some flights to/from the UK and Ireland  (Sun, 21 Jan & Mon, 22 Jan) were regrettably disrupted, including this flight from Copenhagen to Dublin (21 Jan).

Due to the unsafe weather conditions at Dublin Airport, this flight diverted to Manchester before continuing to Dublin once weather conditions had improved. Regrettably, weather conditions at Dublin Airport worsened again and this flight diverted to Liverpool, where it was delayed overnight.

Despite Ryanair’s efforts to arrange accommodation for passengers, availability was limited, and passengers were advised that they could also arrange individual accommodation and that they could claim back expenses on Ryanair.com.

Ryanair sincerely apologises to all passengers affected by these storm-related disruptions, which are entirely beyond our control and have impacted all airlines operating to/from the UK and Ireland. "

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