Ryder Cup player Rafael Cabrera-Bello "pissed off" after British Airways downgrade

Rafael Cabrera-Bello in action on September 12, 2015
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Europe Ryder Cup player Rafael Cabrera-Bello slams British Airways after his flight to Hazeltine was downgraded to economy.
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Europe Ryder Cup player Rafael Cabrera-Bello has issued a rant at British Airways after his flight to Hazeltine was downgraded to economy class.

The 32-year-old tweeted that his flight - booked by the Ryder Cup team - was altered due to a lack of staff on board.

The Spaniard wrote: "I hardly ever criticize, but been downgraded on my flight because @ British_Airways screwed up with their number of crew members."

The airline messaged an apology to the golfer and offered a partial refund, to which he replied: "I didn't pay for my ticket, @ RyderCupEurope did. I hope you guys get the full refund. Pitiful service by @ British_Airways.

"And I'm totally ok with flying economy, I always do when in Europe. Just pissed off at the little answers I get from @ British_Airways.

"'Not enough crew to assist in case of emergency', that's why I was downgraded? Really? #stupidexcuse @British_Airways. One crew not enough for aprox 15 passengers in business?But 2 enough for more than 50 in economy? @British_Airways Who taught you math?"

The Ryder Cup between Europe and the USA will get underway on September 30.

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