Coronavirus household ‘stranded’ in Lanzarote and sleeping in van – BBC Information


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Zoey Davies’s youngsters, aged from 19 months to 14 years, are sleeping in a minivan

A household stated they’ve been compelled to sleep in a minivan after their flight house was cancelled attributable to coronavirus.

Zoey Davies, from Kempston, Bedfordshire, stated they felt “cursed” because the Lanzarote vacation was to switch a visit misplaced when Thomas Cook dinner collapsed.

They had been attributable to fly again on Saturday however their easyJet flight was cancelled amid new measures introduced by the Spanish authorities.

The airline stated rescue flights had been working.

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Ms Davies stated she has been left “completely shattered”

Ms Davies stated: “It has been a nightmare.”

“I am shedding the need to dwell. It is simply laborious, actually laborious, I am making an attempt my greatest to remain robust for the youngsters however I am having a number of meltdowns.”

Ms Davies, her 5 youngsters aged between one and 14, her companion Steven Bruce, and her sister Hannah Thaine, flew to the island on 7 March and had been attributable to return house on Saturday.

The household had been initially given one evening in a resort, supplied by the airline, which was prolonged to cowl one other evening.

Nevertheless, after returning to the airport on Monday the household stated they had been informed they’d not have the ability to journey on any rescue flights and had been despatched away.

Ms Davies booked a resort nevertheless it was cancelled the identical day citing new rules from the Spanish authorities.

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The household has been residing within the rented car

“It is raining and freezing chilly, we’re in summer time gear and there are not any outlets open so I do not know what to do.”

Since then the household have been residing and sleeping in a rented minivan and stated they’d struggled to seek out wherever to get meals for themselves and milk for the infant.

Ms Thaine, 19, stated: “[easyJet] have left us not having a clue what to do. It is actually draining… the youngsters are so confused they do not know what is going on on, it is laborious making an attempt to inform them we’re going house however do not appear to have the ability to get wherever.

“We now have been residing off snacks, crisps and no matter we will pay money for.”

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The household is getting meals the place and once they can, Ms Davies stated

A spokeswoman for easyJet stated: “Clients will not be stranded as we will probably be working rescue flights together with from Lanzarote.

“We’re advising affected clients of their choices by e mail and SMS which incorporates the choice of rebooking or requesting a refund.”

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