Abbie Chatfield and Konrad Bień-Stephen return to Sydney after trip to Italy

Abbie Chatfield and Konrad Bień-Stephen return to Sydney after her complaint about a ‘sexist’ restaurant in Italy sparked an international incident

His whirlwind trip to Europe was eventful to say the least.

And the drama continued for Abbie Chatfield on Tuesday as she flew into a chaotic Sydney airport after a 24-hour flight from the UK.

Travelers at the airport are experiencing significant delays due to airline staff shortages and an influx of flyers during the Easter holiday rush.

Making a splash: Abbie Chatfield and Konrad Bień-Stephen returned to Sydney on Tuesday, after her complaint about a ‘sexist’ restaurant in Venice, Italy sparked international uproar

Luckily, Abbie appeared to avoid the worst as she and her boyfriend Konrad Bień-Stephen were fueled by the international arrivals section.

She dressed casually for the flight in a white crop top, black sweatpants and Velcro slides, and swept her curly blonde hair into a messy bun.

The Hit Network radio presenter, 26, also wore a face mask, which is always a requirement for airline passengers.

Comfort: The radio presenter, 26, dressed casually for her flight from the UK in a white crop top, black track pants and Velcro slides, and swept her curly blonde hair into a messy bun

Comfort: The radio presenter, 26, dressed casually for her flight from the UK in a white crop top, black track pants and Velcro slides, and swept her curly blonde hair into a messy bun

Commuter chaos: Travelers at Sydney Airport face major delays due to airline staff shortages and an influx of flyers (pictured)  Fortunately, Abbie and Konrad avoided the worst by going through the international arrivals section.

Commuter chaos: Travelers at Sydney Airport face major delays due to airline staff shortages and an influx of flyers (pictured) Fortunately, Abbie and Konrad avoided the worst by going through the international arrivals section.

Carpenter Konrad, 31, also kept things casual in a loose white hoodie, pink cap and beige trousers as he pushed the couple’s luggage into a trolley.

The couple had spent around two weeks in Europe attending a friend’s wedding in Scotland and traveling to Italy.

Abbie inadvertently caused an international outcry after complaining on TikTok about her “sexist” dining experience at a fancy restaurant in Venice on April 3.

Masked: Abbie also wore a face mask, which is always a requirement for airline passengers

Masked: Abbie also wore a face mask, which is always a requirement for airline passengers

She was annoyed because the waiter handed her a menu without prices, while her boyfriend received the full menu with prices.

The former Bachelor in Paradise star said the situation was ridiculous because she is the ‘breadwinner’ in his relationship.

Her complaint was soon reported in the local press, leading to her being trolled by Italians who insisted that the ‘ladies’ menu’ was just a harmless tradition.

“It may be a tradition, but it’s still rooted in patriarchy,” Abbie said.

“I’m allowed to say it’s sexist because the tradition is rooted in misogyny and patriarchy,” she added, before confirming that she had paid for the meal in question, and not Konrad.

Culture shock: Abbie inadvertently caused international outcry after complaining on TikTok about her dining experience

Culture shock: Abbie inadvertently caused an international outcry after complaining on TikTok about her ‘sexist’ dining experience at a fancy restaurant in Venice on April 3

Making dollars: The former Bachelor in Paradise star said the situation was ridiculous because she's the 'breadwinner' in her relationship

‘Tradition rooted in patriarchy’: she was annoyed because the waiter gave her a menu without prices, while her boyfriend received the full menu, including prices

Abbie said the idea of ​​men paying in restaurants comes from a time when “women didn’t have bank accounts” and were thought to be “financially dependent”.

She added that the food and service in the restaurant was “magnificent”, but the fact that there were separate menus for men and women made her “uncomfortable”.

‘Even if he paid… It’s the assumption that I can’t or won’t pay [that annoys me]“, she concluded.

Not impressed: Her complaint was quickly reported in the local press, leading to her being followed by Italian men who insisted the

Not impressed: Her complaint was quickly reported in the local press, leading to her being followed by Italian men who insisted the ‘ladies’ menu’ was just a harmless tradition.

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