On the Greek island of Zakynthos it seems not even budget airlines cannot beat turtle mums laying their eggs on the beach!
British tourists waiting in vain for their replacement plane to arrive had to suffer an extension to their holidays (poor things) as they were booked into surrounding hotels whilst the annual turtle, egg-laying invasion gripped the island.
Greek environmental supporters told the Greek owner of the budget airline that his plane must wait until the turtles are ready and, even if it costs his airline thousands, no cheap flights will leave or land on the island. He was obviously peed off because European ruling means he will have to foot the bill for stranded tourists enjoying 3 extra days of cheap Greek booze, Greek salads and fun on the beach watching the turtle egg-laying spectacle!
The reason for the delay of the plane was because the original plane was knackered due to a technical fault and the reserve plane was too late because turtles do what they have to do and cannot wait for a budget airline to land, although they do tend to land on time!
Several peed off British tourists, who were skint, protested to the budget airline and here is their answer:
"Ladies and gentlemen, we uphold all environmental issues in our European destinations, offer you a hotel, 3 day extension to your holiday in the Greek sun, and all you can do is complain about turtles laying their eggs!It's no wonder hypocritical Brits like yourself chose to leave the EU because the egg laying turtles have more brains under their shells than you have in your eggless heads!
A major Irish competitor was last seen praising the turtles for doing a wonderful job in getting even more punters on board his jets; Easy wasn't it!