A woman who boarded a plane to Ibiza on a drunken whim after spending the day celebrating a christening says: “It’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever done.”
Rachael Wynn, 32, arrived on the Spanish island on Sunday wearing a silky jumpsuit and had nothing with her but her passport and her bank card.
But she is now desperately trying to make her way home after admitting it was a mistake.
Rachael - whose best mate says she is ‘crazy’ for pulling the stunt - says the spur of the moment decision has cost her the best part of £700.
She is now due to fly back home to Manchester on Wednesday morning after having to explain her absence to her boss.
When asked why she decided to act so impulsively, Rachael told the M.E.N: “I was p***ed.”
She added: “I was at a christening and it was also my friend’s birthday that day so I went to my friend’s afterwards.
“My friends were already here in Ibiza and asked if I wanted to come. I’ve come out here with the clothes on my back, my bank card and my passport.”
Rachael got a taxi to the airport with a friend and says she arrived at Manchester Airport at around 2am on Monday morning and bought a flight to Ibiza with Jet2. But she says boarding the plane and the flight itself are “a distant memory”.
“I can’t remember it,” she says. “I was still loving life at the airport.
“It’s the stupidest thing I have ever done. I’m not like this usually. I’ve never done anything like this.
“I was p***ed. I was absolutely p***ed. I had been drinking all day at this christening. When I got on the plane I thought ‘what have I done?’.”
Rachael, from Winton, Salford, has been desperately trying to get home after arriving in Ibiza at around 9am yesterday - when she was supposed to be in work.
“I tried so hard to get a flight back yesterday,” she said.
“I had to ring my boss and explain and say I had a flight on Wednesday. He said I had to get a flight sooner than that. I managed to book one for this morning but they emailed to say there were no flights left.
“I booked another for tonight to go via Frankfurt but they didn’t send me the tickets in time. I’ve now got a flight tomorrow. The whole thing has cost me about £700.
"My boss was not happy at all but he’s alright now I think. He's a great boss and it's a great company to work for. He will be disappointed but hopefully he'll see the funny side.
"The only reason I went is because I thought I'd be able to get home in time for work. I feel really bad about it."
Rachael, who works for a housing company, stayed in a friend’s hotel room on Monday night.
After spending almost a day in the same clothes she was helped out by a group of girls who she discovered lived around the corner to her in Salford.
"They were these lovely girls from Kersal," she says.
"Everyone else had gone out and left me in the room to get some sleep, but I was hungry so I went out to get some food and ended up getting locked out.
"I was walking the streets asking for anyone who spoke English and found these girls. They let me have a shower, use their hair brush and gave me clean underwear. They were so lovely."
Rachael has booked a hotel for tonight and is now preparing to fly back home early on Wednesday morning.
Her friend, Kristina Wilkinson, said the story will be ‘one to tell her grandchildren’ when she’s older.
She told the M.E.N: “Everyone is calling her crazy and I’ve personally never known anything like it. It’s so funny.”
Kristina dropped Rachael off at the christening on Sunday before her Spanish adventure unfolded.
“She said she ‘I’ve got work in the morning and when it escalates I’m going home’. She usually does.
“I was at work the next day and sent her a message asking ‘did you get to work okay?’ and she replied and said: ‘mate I’m in Ibiza’.
“I couldn’t believe it so she sent me a little video with palm trees. She was laughing but she said ‘my boss is going mad and if I’m not in work tomorrow I’m getting sacked’.
“They all went to Ocean Beach last night and she couldn’t go. She went to KFC and got talking to these girls who took her back to their hotel, let her have a shower and gave her some clean clothes.
“She’s really trying to get home so she’s spending loads of money on flights. I know she was going to bed early last night.
“I was worried about her because she was upset about work and she couldn’t get a flight. She takes her job really seriously.
“She’s crazy. She’s quite good usually.”