Coronation Street star Melissa Johns slams Ryanair over treatment

Ex-Coronation Street star Melissa Johns has slammed Ryanair after claiming staff acted with 'disgust' upon being asked to assist with her disability.

The 27-year-old actress and model took to Twitter on Thursday to criticise the Irish airline, claiming she was told to receive extra help she needed to have paid for priority boarding.

Melissa - who was born with only half of her right arm - added that Ryanair should do more to train their staff to better equip them for dealing with disabled passengers, telling The Sun other airlines also need to follow suit.

Furious: Ex-Coronation Street actress Melissa Johns, 29,  has slammed Ryanair for allegedly treating her with 'disgust' after she asked for help with her disability

Furious: Ex-Coronation Street actress Melissa Johns, 29,  has slammed Ryanair for allegedly treating her with 'disgust' after she asked for help with her disability

Melissa - who played Imogen Pascoe on Corrie for a short stint last year - first tweeted: 'Actual words from @Ryanair flight attendant when explaining being disabled and requiring some help - ''Well sorry but if you have a disability, you have to pay for priority.''

In a second tweet the star continued: 'Oh... And then there's the look of disgust on said flight attendants face. Maybe some disability awareness and attitude training is required @Ryanair @RyanairFlights.' 

Ryanair Priority Boarding costs an extra £5 or £6 per flight, and Melissa also told The Sun she believes airlines should do more to train staff on dealing with customers with an array of disabilities.

Angry: Melissa took to Twitter on Thursday to furiously attack the Irish airline, where she claimed she was told she needed to have booked priority boarding to receive help with her disability

Angry: Melissa took to Twitter on Thursday

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