A passenger has blasted easyJet after a 'crush' of people failed to socially distance on a busy flight.
The man said it was a “free for all” when the plane from Edinburgh landed at London Gatwick, with travellers crowding together in the aisle to get off.
He shared a picture which showed them standing close to each other as they grabbed their luggage, EdinburghLive reports.
And he said he was “disappointed” it was allowed to happen at such a “critical time” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Britain is currently experiencing a second wave of Covid-19 infections.
And he claimed previous flights he’s been on has seen passengers disembark from the first row backwards – with anyone trying to stand ordered to sit back down.
The Edinburgh man, who asked not to be named, tweeted on Thursday: "What happened to the excellent row at a time disembarking?
“I have praised Easyjet since flights returned. Really disappointed that at such a critical time this would be allowed.
“I've been on flights each month since they came back and all so far have disembarked from the first row backward.
"Anybody attempting to stand were asked to sit back down until called."
In contrast, he said the scenes as he arrived at Gatwick were "a free for all with no social distancing”.
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He added: “Before I left the plane I mentioned to the crew how disappointed I was but they did not acknowledge me.
"It was completely avoidable as they have done such a good job up until now.
“There is no excuse for allowing a mass of people to crowd like this on a fully contained, packed flight.”
The budget airline said its crew ask customers to remain seated until told to leave.
But it said the guidelines do not require social distancing onboard due to other measures in place.
A spokesman for easyJet said:“The safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew onboard is our highest priority. During the pandemic this is more important than ever.
“In line with current standard operating procedures our crew request on arrival that all customers remain seated until instructed to disembark and it is important that for the safety of everyone onboard all customers follow the instructions of their crew.
“The guidelines set down by the regulator (EASA) do not require social distancing onboard and advise a number of other measures to protect customers and crew which we have put in place including daily enhanced cabin disinfection effective in protecting against coronavirus for at least 24 hours and mandatory mask wearing for customers and crew.
"All of our aircraft are already fitted with HEPA filters, similar to those used in hospitals, which filter 99.97% of airborne contaminants in the cabin, including viruses and bacteria.”
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