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Post  candyfloss on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 9:47 am

'Madeleine McCann case' behind Jet2 decision to bar sixteen-year-old girl from flying to Portugal alone


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Post  candyfloss on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 9:49 am

08:34, 18 Oct 2015

A sixteen-year-old girl was told she couldn’t board a flight to Portugal alone "because of the Madeleine McCann case ".
Eilidh Strathie was all set to travel to Faro from Edinburgh to stay with her grandparents on the Algarve but was stopped at the gate by ground staff from Jet2.

They said that Eilidh - who is old enough to get married, join the army and ride a motorbike - needed a letter of consent from her parents and details of who would be collecting her in Portugal.
Although the British airline "allows persons aged 14 or over to travel alone", staff said rules in Portugal have tightened up as a result of the high-profile McCann abduction case.
Maddy disappeared aged three from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007.
Portuguese authorities came in for stinging criticism for their handling of the case.

Eilidh's parents were unable to email their consent in time to get her on the flight, and ended up having to come and bring their disappointed daughter home from Edinburgh airport.
Eilidh said: "My mum and dad took me to the airport and waited until I was through security.
"I went to the gate when boarding was called, but when I got to the desk the woman took me out of the queue and said I could not fly as I didn't have a letter giving my parents' consent and saying who was picking me up at the other end. It was really embarrassing."
Eilidh's mum, Corinna Strathie, was shocked when she got a call just 25 minutes before Eilidh's flight was due to leave.

Corinna, 42, said: "We'd left the airport by that time to go to work, and the Jet2 staff told us Eilidh would only be allowed to board if we quickly emailed our consent and the details of who she would be staying with.
"We tried desperately to send it, but the phone reception wasn't good and the emails simply wouldn't go through. It was heartbreaking and so frustrating."
Corinna added: "The staff, who were kind and helpful, explained that the reason Portugal is so strict is that the authorities there were criticised after the Madeleine McCann case.

"But this seems like a real overreaction to that."

It didn't even cross my mind that you wouldn't be able to fly alone at that age. You can get married and leave home, but you need a letter from your mum and dad to fly to Portugal.
"I was so angry. At no point when I was booking the flight online did it flag up that people need written consent to travel to Portugal at that age.
"I was told that the information was included in the FAQ section, but when I checked later it was not clear at all that you are considered a minor at 16."
The Foreign Office guidance on travelling to Portugal now states: "All minors entering or leaving Portugal must be in possession of a letter of parental consent if travelling with adults other than their parents or legal guardians."

A Jet2.com spokesperson said: "We're sorry Eilidh and her family had such a frustrating experience.
"Jet2.com follows the clear advice set out by the Portuguese authorities, which can also be seen on the Foreign Office travel advice website.
"We have to ask for the letter of consent and details of who is meeting someone of this age as it is possible the Portuguese passport control may deny them entry into the country without such documents. In that case the airline can also be subject to a large fine.
"However, we acknowledge our FAQs could have been clearer and will be taking steps to change them. We would also like to offer the family a refund of the cost of the flight Eilidh missed as a goodwill gesture."
A spokesman for the British Air Travel Association said: "We encourage parents of minors who will be travelling unaccompanied to check with their airline before travel.
"Travel advice is also available on the Foreign Office website."

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Re: 'Madeleine McCann case' behind Jet2 decision to bar sixteen-year-old girl from flying to Portugal alone

Post  Freedom on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 10:24 am

What a load of rowlocks - or something like that.
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Post  Hellsbells on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 10:52 am

Smithman would have had a problem carrying her away without anyone noticing.

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Post  Bampots on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 11:44 am

MailOnline - Eilidh Strathie was heading to Faro when she was stopped at the gate by Jet2 staff

A 16-year-old travelling alone to Portugal was prevented from boarding a Jet2 flight 'because of the Madeleine McCann case'.

Eilidh Strathie was heading to Faro on Tuesday when she was prevented from boarding the flight at Edinburgh at the very last minute.

To her shock, she was told she would not be allowed to board without a letter of consent from her parents - despite the fact she is old enough to marry and join the army.

According to Jet2 staff, they could not allow her to fly because Portugal had tightened its rules after criticism of its handling of the Madeleine McCann case.

The three-year-old disappeared without a trace from Praia da Luz, in the Algarve, in 2007.

The astonished teenager, who was due to spend a week with her friend and her friend's grandparents in a villa near Albufiera, had made it all the way to the gate before anyone raised the issue of Portugal's stricter guidelines to her.

Eilidh said: 'I went to the gate when boarding was called, but when I got to the desk the woman took me out of the queue and said I could not fly as I didn't have a letter giving my parents' consent and saying who was picking me up at the other end.

'It was really embarrassing.'

Eilidh and her parents had believed she would be alright to fly by herself as the Jet2 website saying it 'allows persons aged 14 or over to travel alone'.

The website fails to make clear that Portugal put stricter requirements in place in the wake of the Madeleine McCann case, which meant 16-year-old Eilidh was still considered a minor and couldn't fly without a letter of consent from her parents, as well as details of who would collect her at Faro.

The country considers anyone under 18 a minor.



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Post  candyfloss on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 11:53 am

Your topic merged here Bampots as the same subject.

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Post  Dee Coy on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 12:00 pm

The repercussions of this case go on and on. How many people have been affected by unnecessary fear, paranoia and mistrust? To say nothing of all those affected directly, some with their lives, their livelihoods, the downturn in fortune of Praia da Luz..... Will anyone ever be held accountable?

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Post  Bampots on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 12:06 pm

I placed it earlier in NEWS because I didn't think it merited anything of value to the the case other than her name.

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Post  Walt on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 12:26 pm

Interesting comment on the mail on line.

The DM cannot help but get in a dig against the McCann's. Usually its Pippa or the McCann's but both have been used by the DM today to plant more negativeness against McCann's and Pippa.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3277804/Teenager-16-travelling-Portugal-stopped-boarding-Jet2-flight-Madeleine-McCann-case.html#ixzz3ouyFHahX
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Post  dogs don't lie on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 2:10 pm

Well now this has gotten WELL beyond ridiculous

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Post  Walt on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 6:15 pm

You have to wonder who put this in the papers,spokesman any one?
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Post  Poe on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 8:33 am

Walt wrote:You have to wonder who put this in the papers,spokesman any one?

The shills are out in force on twitter this morning so perhaps there is some news about to break that needs a distraction.
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Post  Freedom on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 9:35 am

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Someone has posted this on Facebook. It does not seem that there is usually a problem with unaccompanied 16-year-olds.

Another manufactured story, I think.
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Post  Bampots on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 10:54 am

According to Textusa this has been the law since before Madeleine. I cant cut and paste as I'm on the infernal phone,touch the wrong thing normally and it offers to C/P. Try do it on demand it quickly decides to freeze solid Embarassed Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Andrew on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 11:06 am

Bampots wrote:According to Textusa this has been the law since before Madeleine. I cant cut and paste as I'm on the infernal phone,touch the wrong thing normally and it offers to C/P. Try do it on demand it quickly decides to freeze solid Embarassed Evil or Very Mad


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"Staff at Jet2 said Portuguese authorities now have tighter controls around "minors"".

Not true. The controls are exactly the same as they have been for years. It's called the LAW. The Portuguese LAW. It was in place sometime before Maddie McCann disappeared. Lest people forget, Portugal was not born that day. It existed before. Only 800 years before.

"They said that Eilidh (...) needed a letter of consent from her parents and details of who would be collecting her in Portugal".

Yes, that's absolutely correct, that's what LAW says. The Portuguese LAW.

The law states that a minor (in Portugal anyone under 18) travelling alone must be accompanied by a written authorisation from parents and where it has to be equally stated to whom will the child be handed over by the airline on arrival.

The airline is responsible to assign a flight attendant to the child. A flight attendant may be responsible for more than one minor but each minor has to be accompanied from the moment they are left at the airport by their guardians to the moment they are handed over to those stated in the authorisation.

Minors flying with just one parent have to be accompanied by an authorisation by the absent parent or a document proving such parent has passed away.

If this is about Maddie then literally hundreds of thousands have flown under "Maddie constraint" before and after she disappeared.
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Post  Poe on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 11:38 am

It's embarrassing isn't it?

Off the top of my head: we've had a couple who got roaring drunk but it wasn't their fault the Portuguese police took their baby off them, no it was because of Madeleine; then there's the hotel full of people who caused chaos at a wedding in Cyprus because Madeleine and now we have parents who let their 16 year old go to an airport without checking she has all the necessary paperwork but it isn't their fault, it's the Portuguese because Madeleine McCann Rolling Eyes
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Post  Bampots on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 11:49 am

Certainly is Poe. We are the louts most of the time! Jatyk2 spend whole threads slagging off Portugal,whether it is the Police legal system or the country and pedophillia. What is the agenda with this non story which should have no Madeleine tag but does......as for the girl she needs parents who do they're homework and look out for her.

Thanks for link to Textusa Andrew good to see you keep up with her blog!!! lol!

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Post  Popcorn on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 12:07 pm

Andrew wrote:
Bampots wrote:According to Textusa this has been the law since before Madeleine. I cant cut and paste as I'm on the infernal phone,touch the wrong thing normally and it offers to C/P. Try do it on demand it quickly decides to freeze solid Embarassed Evil or Very Mad


Textusa18 Oct 2015, 12:28:00
Anonymous18 Oct 2015, 12:15:00

"Staff at Jet2 said Portuguese authorities now have tighter controls around "minors"".

Not true. The controls are exactly the same as they have been for years. It's called the LAW. The Portuguese LAW. It was in place sometime before Maddie McCann disappeared. Lest people forget, Portugal was not born that day. It existed before. Only 800 years before.

"They said that Eilidh (...) needed a letter of consent from her parents and details of who would be collecting her in Portugal".

Yes, that's absolutely correct, that's what LAW says. The Portuguese LAW.

The law states that a minor (in Portugal anyone under 18) travelling alone must be accompanied by a written authorisation from parents and where it has to be equally stated to whom will the child be handed over by the airline on arrival.

The airline is responsible to assign a flight attendant to the child. A flight attendant may be responsible for more than one minor but each minor has to be accompanied from the moment they are left at the airport by their guardians to the moment they are handed over to those stated in the authorisation.

Minors flying with just one parent have to be accompanied by an authorisation by the absent parent or a document proving such parent has passed away.

If this is about Maddie then literally hundreds of thousands have flown under "Maddie constraint" before and after she disappeared.

So what you're saying is that the Portuguese take the safety of minors more seriously than us Brits? How awkward… Embarassed
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Post  Poe on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 2:47 pm

Interesting. So if this was law before Madeleine disappeared, an abducted Madeleine could only have been flown out of a major airport in Portugal with written permission from both her parents.



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Post  Andrew on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 10:45 pm

So I thought you wanted to talk about Madeleine Andrew why are you raking this up again. You wanted the thread closed yet you start again here???
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Post  candyfloss on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 10:49 pm

Off topic posts deleted. I thought we were going back to talk about the case.

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Post  Popcorn on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 8:18 am

Poe wrote:Interesting. So if this was law before Madeleine disappeared, an abducted Madeleine could only have been flown out of a major airport in Portugal with written permission from both her parents.




That's a good point. But it's only because of the parents' weird publicity campaign that anyone considered it remotely likely that anyone would bother to leave the country with a child they'd abducted.
Think of pretty much any child abduction you read about in the news that does not feature a family member with overseas connections. Have any involved children being whisked out of the country? Why go to that kind of trouble for a cute, but ultimately fairly ordinary, child? (And before everybody mentions her 'blondeness', remember that Amelie and Sean were the blonde ones; Madeleine was mousy-haired, harder to carry and spoke English rather well.)
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