She was finally allowed to catch her flight to Tenerife, which she nearly missed after the captain refused to let her board, it was reported. "It was total chaos. They went through her luggage with a fine-tooth comb," the Sun quoted a source at Thomson, which organised the flight from Gatwick, as saying.
"Then the captain decided he did not want her and there were some frantic calls from head office to persuade him," the source added. Jackie, who was heading for a break to distract herself from the grief after losing her 27-year-old daughter to cervical cancer on Mother's Day, was purportedly given "words of advice" before leaving.