Monday 24 October 2016

Brendan O'Carroll's pregnant daughter Fiona not allowed on to her return flight from Glasgow

Fiona Delany
Fiona Delany

Mrs Brown's Boys star Fiona Delany was unable to board her flight home from Scotland due to being too far along in her pregnancy.

The pregnant actress told The Irish Sun that she had been given a letter from her doctor claiming she was “fit to fly for the month of September".

The captain of the Dublin-bound flight put his foot down, and said that at 36 weeks, the actress was too far into her pregnancy.

“I even had my solicitor with me, who said I would sign a waiver relieving Stobart Air of any responsibility if I did have any problems while flying but they still refused,” Fiona told the paper.

Fiona, Brendan O'Carroll's daughter, is expecting her fourth child with producer husband Martin Delany.

They are already parents to three children, Felix, Isaac and Eli together.

According to the actress, she was on the tarmac at the foot of the steps when she was told she would not be allowed to fly.

“It was the captain in the end who ultimately called it”.

“The whole thing is crazy. I spoke to people in Aer Lingus before I even booked the tickets to ask if it would be OK. They said it would,” she continued.

“You wouldn’t have a mad situation where they let me fly from Dublin to Glasgow but stopped me coming back just two days later”.

Fiona was forced to pay almost €900 on taxis and a new flight to rectify the situation.

Aer Lingus Regional have since released a statement regarding expectant passengers.

“With regard passengers travelling while pregnant, our policy is clear. Aer Lingus Regional will allow passengers to travel between the UK and Ireland up to week 32 of their pregnancy with a doctor’s written permission.

Pregnant passengers between weeks 32-35 must have their doctor complete an ‘expectant mother travel advice form’. Aer Lingus Regional does not permit passengers who are over 36 weeks pregnant to fly.

 This is in the best interest of the health and well-being of our passengers. This policy is clearly outlined in the terms and conditions that all passengers must accept in advance of flying," the airline stated.

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