Flier Suffers Cardiac Arrest; Ryanair Offers Sandwich

Crew then requested payment for snack: stepdaughter
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 5, 2011 11:45 AM CDT
A man was offered a sandwich when he underwent cardiac arrest on a Ryanair flight.   (AP Photo/Paul White)

(Newser) – When a man on a Ryanair flight went into cardiac arrest, the cabin crew graciously offered him ... a sandwich, a soda, and nothing else, his stepdaughter tells The Local. “They said he had low blood pressure and gave him a sandwich and a soda. And they made sure he paid for it,” she said. “We want Ryanair to apologize.” She said the family may consider legal action after the London-to-Stockholm flight.

Ryanair said it was acting according to protocol: “In line with procedures for such cases, a Ryanair cabin crew suggested a diversion to the nearest airport or to have an ambulance on standby on arrival so that the passenger could receive medical treatment. However, the passenger's companion ... declined this offer." The family said no ambulance was there when they arrived, and they ended up driving the man to the hospital themselves. (Click to read another classic Ryanair story.)

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