Airline 'ban' on long name

Airline 'ban' on long name

Jetting off ... Ryanair wouldn't allow Ulrika to board

Published: 22nd September 2008

A WOMAN was stopped from boarding a budget jet — because her name was too LONG.

Ulrika Örtegren-Kärjenmäki would not fit on Ryanair’s boarding pass. And dots on the letters invalidated it in security checks at Stansted Airport, Essex. Furious Swede Ulrika, who was with her daughter, had to pay an extra £380 for a flight next day. The same problem happened but an alternative pass was printed and she was allowed to fly home. Ulrika said: “I did not receive any explanation.” Ryanair are considering compensation.

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