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Byron Bay model Ruby Matthews is booed for delaying Jetstar flight after leaving airport for oysters

A Byron Bay model held up a delayed Jetstar flight as she indulged on oysters in a fancy restaurant – and then complained when she was heckled by frustrated passengers. 

Ruby Tuesday Matthews was supposed to be flying from Byron Bay to Sydney on Thursday afternoon but a technical issue caused the flight to be delayed. 

Jetstar asked travellers to stay at the airport while they flew an engineer over from the Gold Coast and told passengers the new departure time would likely be about 7.30pm.

Matthews and her travel companion decided to leave the airport to grab a bite to eat at a beachside restaurant as others ate at the airport. 

The mother-of-two later posted a video to Instagram showing her eating oysters with a friend, captioning the footage: ‘Flight delayed f*** my life’.

She kept frustrated passengers waiting on the tarmac, who heckled her as she boarded 30 minutes after the plane was due to take off. 

Video footage shows passengers shouting ‘how were the oysters’ and ‘what a day to be pretty’ as she entered the aircraft. 

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Ruby Tuesday Matthews (pictured) was supposed to be flying from Byron Bay to Sydney on Thursday afternoon but a technical issue caused the flight to be delayed

Ruby Tuesday Matthews (pictured) was supposed to be flying from Byron Bay to Sydney on Thursday afternoon but a technical issue caused the flight to be delayed

Ruby Tuesday Matthews (pictured) was supposed to be flying from Byron Bay to Sydney on Thursday afternoon but a technical issue caused the flight to be delayed

While most other travellers remained at the terminal and purchased food from the cafe at the airport, Ms Matthews and her travel companion decided to leave the airport to grab a bite to eat instead

While the pair were enjoying their meal, those at the airport were advised the engineer had arrived sooner than expected and the flight would be boarding at 6.20pm instead. 

But passengers were forced to sit on the tarmac as Jetstar tried to trace a group of missing passengers, including Matthews and her mate.  

It is understood an employee had to call her to advise her the plane was ready to depart and she needed to return to the airport as soon as possible. 

Half an hour later the two women finally returned to the airport and boarded the plane.  

As they got on the plane passengers began heckling the women.

‘How were the oysters?’ one woman yelled. 

‘It’s a good day to be pretty,’ another man said. 

When a passenger asked if the oysters were good, Matthews replied: ‘Yes they were’.

After arriving in Sydney and getting into her limousine, Ms Matthews took to Instagram to share her ordeal with her 210,000 followers

After arriving in Sydney and getting into her limousine, Ms Matthews took to Instagram to share her ordeal with her 210,000 followers

After arriving in Sydney and getting into her limousine, Ms Matthews took to Instagram to share her ordeal with her 210,000 followers

Once she was seated a few travellers lashed out at Ms Matthews for leaving the airport after they were told to stay.

She told them she never heard the announcement advising them not to leave. 

The social media star then argued with the other travellers, telling them it was an ‘innocent mistake’ and that they were being rude. 

The influencer later took to social media where she blamed Jetstar for the incident, claiming staff did nothing to help her. 

Ms Matthews was not the only passenger who had left the airport. 

Before another late passenger boarded the plane a flight attendant told travellers the other woman would be arriving shortly and asked that everyone remain quiet once she arrived. 

In her rant, she blamed Jetstar for what had happened and told the other passengers to 'grow up'. 'I had a pretty traumatic flight experience, thanks Jetstar. you never cease to amaze me,' she began

In her rant, she blamed Jetstar for what had happened and told the other passengers to 'grow up'. 'I had a pretty traumatic flight experience, thanks Jetstar. you never cease to amaze me,' she began

In her rant, she blamed Jetstar for what had happened and told the other passengers to ‘grow up’. ‘I had a pretty traumatic flight experience, thanks Jetstar. you never cease to amaze me,’ she began

The mother-of-two claimed she was met with 'very personal comments' when she got on the plane

The mother-of-two claimed she was met with 'very personal comments' when she got on the plane

The mother-of-two claimed she was met with ‘very personal comments’ when she got on the plane

As the final passenger boarded the plane the woman immediately turned to the frustrated full plane and apologised for being late. 

Ms Matthews appeared annoyed that the other woman had arrived ‘unscathed’. 

After arriving in Sydney and getting into her limousine, Ms Matthews took to Instagram to share her ordeal with her 210,000 followers. 

In her rant, she blamed Jetstar for what had happened and told the other passengers to ‘grow up’.

‘I had a pretty traumatic flight experience, thanks Jetstar, you never cease to amaze me,’ she began. 

‘I’m sorry but it really was not my fault…we were told it was going to be taking off at 7.45pm, I had not eaten since my smoothie that morning because I had been in back-to-back meetings. 

The social media influencer has been documenting her daily life for several years now

The social media influencer has been documenting her daily life for several years now

The social media influencer has been documenting her daily life for several years now

Among the bikini pictures and the sponsored posts are pictures of her with her two children

Among the bikini pictures and the sponsored posts are pictures of her with her two children

Among the bikini pictures and the sponsored posts are pictures of her with her two children

‘I was like ”f*** this, I’m going to get food out of the airport, it’s two hours until our flight takes off, I’m going to go”.

‘I walked out, I did not hear the second announcement that apparently said ”do not leave the airport”.

‘I didn’t hear that, I swear to god, I wouldn’t have left the airport, I’m not a d***head, I do have respect for everyone else.’

She claimed she was met with ‘very personal comments’ when she got on the plane. 

‘I was basically bullied by about seven to 10 to 14 people at different times, then they made comments about my children. No Jetstar staff stopped this at any time. I copped it hard for about 15 minutes.

‘I was scared for myself because number one, I was by myself…number two, no one else who was later than me copped any abuse, it was just me alone. 

One passenger was seen crying as she was desperate to get to Sydney to see her dying father (Pictured: Ms Matthews and her friend boarding the plane half an hour later)

One passenger was seen crying as she was desperate to get to Sydney to see her dying father (Pictured: Ms Matthews and her friend boarding the plane half an hour later)

One passenger was seen crying as she was desperate to get to Sydney to see her dying father (Pictured: Ms Matthews and her friend boarding the plane half an hour later)

Passengers heckled the pair for leaving the airport for oysters, delaying the flight a further 30 minutes

Passengers heckled the pair for leaving the airport for oysters, delaying the flight a further 30 minutes

Passengers heckled the pair for leaving the airport for oysters, delaying the flight a further 30 minutes

The social media star rose to fame by documenting her daily life. Among the bikini pictures and the sponsored posts on Instagram are pictures of her with her two children Rocket and Mars

The social media star rose to fame by documenting her daily life. Among the bikini pictures and the sponsored posts on Instagram are pictures of her with her two children Rocket and Mars

The social media star rose to fame by documenting her daily life. Among the bikini pictures and the sponsored posts on Instagram are pictures of her with her two children Rocket and Mars

‘I can handle it, I literally said ”guys, go for it, I cop this every single day, it’s just another fricken thing”. But one day, there is going to be another girl not as strong as me and they’re going to hop on that plane and they are going to cop that and they are going to hop off the other end and they are going to kill themselves.

‘Just be kind people, to the one guy who was kind to me, thank you. To everyone else, grow up.

‘I missed out on stuff too, I get it, but that was not my fault, it was a genuine mistake there is no reason to pick on me because I have influenza, I mean I’m an influencer.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Jetstar for comment. 

The social media star rose to fame by documenting her daily life. 

Among the bikini pictures and the sponsored posts on Instagram are pictures of her with her two children Rocket and Mars. 

Last year Ms Matthews revealed how she had relied on a cocktail of ‘cocaine, coffee and cigarettes’ to stay thin before giving birth. 

She claimed drug use was rife in the glamorous social media industry, revealing that most ‘influencers’ took cocaine to maintain their weight. 

‘I need to be careful what I’m saying here, but in the influencer industry, everyone loves the baggie,’ she wrote.

‘That is how most physiques are maintained.’

Last year she revealed how she had relied on a cocktail of 'cocaine, coffee and cigarettes' to stay thin before giving birth

Last year she revealed how she had relied on a cocktail of 'cocaine, coffee and cigarettes' to stay thin before giving birth

Last year she revealed how she had relied on a cocktail of ‘cocaine, coffee and cigarettes’ to stay thin before giving birth

She claimed drug use was rife in the glamorous social media industry, revealing that most 'influencers' took cocaine to maintain their weight

She claimed drug use was rife in the glamorous social media industry, revealing that most 'influencers' took cocaine to maintain their weight

She claimed drug use was rife in the glamorous social media industry, revealing that most ‘influencers’ took cocaine to maintain their weight

She told her followers she maintained her 54kg frame on a blend of cocaine, cigarettes and long black coffees.

She said her followers were often baffled about how she could eat so much and remain so thin.

‘A lot of people never really understood how I could eat and still be so thin, but I guess it’s pretty easy to hide an addiction,’ Ms Matthews said.

‘People don’t realise how easy it is to hide something. Whether it’s addiction, depression, anxiety, it’s easy to hide those things.’

The mother-of-two gave up cocaine three days after snorting the white powder at a party, when she learned she was pregnant.

She admitted she immediately became concerned her big night out might have hurt her unborn baby in some way.

‘I was so thin and I was partying a lot and no one thought I would be able to fall pregnant,’ she said. 

Source: Daily Mail AU

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