Jo Wood wins compensation after removal from overbooked flight

21st Apr 17 | Entertainment News

Ronnie Wood's ex-wife Jo Wood has received $956 (747) in compensation after she was removed from an overbooked flight and left stranded in Spain.

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The model, 62, who was married to the Rolling Stones rocker from 1985 to 2009, enjoyed a holiday in Murcia, Spain over the Easter break but found herself unable to return home as planned on Tuesday (18Apr17) as her flight with budget airline EasyJet was overbooked.

As she and her partner Paul Scarborough had to return home for work, they paid $589 (460) on flights with rival budget carrier Ryanair.

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, bosses at EasyJet compensated the star the money she paid for her replacement flight, the $214 (167) cost of her original flight and $154 (120) for a taxi home from the airport, coming to a total of $956 (747).

Speaking about her ordeal to the newspaper, Jo said, "Picked on the wrong woman, they did. They must have thought, 'She won't complain, she looks very sweet, she hasn't got any luggage so we don't have to drag her luggage off the flight, that's fine, we'll pick on that girl, Jo.' Little did they know."

The model and businesswoman took to social media to highlight the incident as passengers' removal by airline staff from overbooked flights has been a source of headlines recently, since an incident on a United Airlines flight earlier this month (Apr17).

Dr. David Dao was left bloodied after he was forcibly dragged from his seat on a flight from Chicago, Illinois to Louisville, Kentucky by security staff.

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