Easyjet compensates for Jo Wood for being booted off overbooked flight

The airline has offered her £747 in total

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Jo Wood has been awarded compensation from EasyJet after she as left stranded at a Spanish airport after getting chucked off an overbooked flight.

Ronnie Wood's ex has won £747 from the budget airline after she had to fork out £460 on flights home with Ryanair.

See also: Why do airlines overbook flights?

See also: Police drag man off overbooked United Airlines flight

Jo had been enjoying a getaway in Murcia over the bank holiday weekend, but her trip ended on a sour note when she found herself with no way to get back home.

Jo, 62, took to Twitter to vent her frustration after the flight was overbooked and she was left without a seat.

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Easyjet said is reimbursing Jo

And it seems her rant paid off as she's been awarded a full refund for her £460 Ryanair flights, £167 for her EasyJet flights and £120 for a taxi to her home in north London, according to the Daily Mail.

"They picked on the wrong woman didn't they?" a triumphant Jo said.

"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."

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Jo complained about the situation on Twitter

Earlier this week, Jo tweeted her distaste to her 12.5k followers.

"Thrown off of easy jet because they overbooked," the upset star wrote.

Making reference to the recent United Airlines debacle where a man was forcibly removed from his overbooked seat after refusing to give it up, she added: "At least I wasn't dragged off."

She followed that tweet up with another post showing a newspaper article reporting on a similar incident.

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She was 'disgusted' with the customer service

"Just read this in paper.. @easyJet so I'm not the only one to have my seat given away ...trying to get home!"

An easyjet spokesman said: "We were sorry to hear of Ms Wood's experience and would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by the overbooking of her fight from Murcia to London Gatwick.

"Whilst there was one seat available, we understand that she wanted to fly with her travel companion.

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Jo and ex-husband Ronnie

"Unfortunately, it was not possible to get them on an alternative easyJet flight that evening and Ms Wood made alternative arrangements to travel back to the UK.

"A member of our customer services team has been in touch with Ms Wood directly to reimburse her for these costs and to compensate her in line with EU261."

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