Touker Suleyman of Dragons’ Den didn’t hold back when he slammed aneasyJet airport staff after his trip was delayed for four days.
The retail mogul, 70, was captured on video having a heated argument after attempting to return to London from Izmir, Turkey.
While standing at his boarding gate in the airport, Touker asked the staff member: ‘Make that decision, be a man. You either be a man or you can be a coward, what are you?’
‘For those of you wondering what occurred above,’ he said in a separate Instagram picture. I had gone to a Pet Fair in Izmir, but there are just a few direct flights, easyJet being one of them.
‘On my return, which was planned for 9 p.m., we were advised that it would be late, with an expected arrival in Gatwick at 11 p.m. We were then told that a crew member was ill and that 20 passengers would have to be left behind. I stepped in after an hour of people becoming irritated.
‘EasyJet was offering 400 Euros as compensation, bearing in mind the next Flight was 4 days time, I went across to the easyJet employee, he looked very official, and I said that 400 euros was insufficient people to be left behind, and perhaps he should increase the offer to 1000 euros where passengers were willing to accept.’
He added: ‘Easy Jet are not trained or equipment to deal with these things, definitely not compassionate!
‘I did my best to stand up for the passengers. The flight Finally arrived around 3 am in morning. easyJet Board should contact every passenger on Flight from Izmir to London, and do the right thing and compensate every passenger 1000 euros for this saga. #toukertime
He ended the rant by saying: ‘Any easyJet officials got the guts to contact me, I am welcome to get into a dialogue with them. Perhaps the CEO?’
Fans applauded Touker’s fighting back, with one person replying: ‘Well done to you for calling out GreedyJet. Please do us all a favour and start your airline! Touker Airways sounds good to me.’
Another added: ‘YES, Touker!! Thank you for helping those with additional needs by asking for them to board ASAP. I hope everyone gets their compensation.’
Touker is well known as a multi-millionaire entrepreneur and successful fashion retail investor.
He was requested to join the Dragons’ Den panel in 2015 and has been a regular on the show ever since.