Fashion designer blocked from boarding flights wearing all his clothes
- Author: Anthony Vega Jan 18, 2018,
Jan 18, 2018, 4:18
Ryan Carney Williams, who goes by the name Ryan Hawaii, was caught in a sticky situation, carrying too much luggage for his flight and not having enough money to up the amount of luggage he was allowed.
Ryan also claimed he was "arrested and maced" during the 11 January incident.
British Airways said the decision to deny boarding was not because of the luggage and was "absolutely not based on race" but on Mr Williams's behaviour. "Refused from 2 flights in 2 days for no valid reason".
British Airways says Mr Williams was turned away from the flight for "rude" behaviour, according to Metro.
He tweeted: '@British_Airways hi being held at Iceland Keflavik airport because I had no baggage put all the clothes on and they still won't let me on. He included a video of himself asking why he could not board and a staff member saying: "Do we need to call the police?"
He eventually arrive back in the United Kingdom after taking a flight with Norwegian Airlines.
Continuing, Ryan said: "I asked politely if I could wear all the clothes in my case and still board".
After he gave his statement to police he returned to the airport to get an EasyJet flight he had booked for the next day.
Adding more to the woes, he was denied again by EasyJet staff the next day. Williams reportedly paid a hand baggage only fare which meant he could only bring a small bag on the flight.
EasyJet told The Telegraph that they were concerned about reports of Williams' behavior the previous day, and he had been provided with a full refund. "Our hand baggage only fares from Iceland are as low as £47 each way, and are designed for customers who are traveling without any hold baggage".
Speaking to Storyful, a British Airways representative said that they explained their rules to him and offered to put him on a different flight to London.