I used to almost live at 37,000 feet/ The airlines refuse to acknowledge people die on aircraft. Just like the cruise lines refuse to acknowledge crime and food problems. Travel is like going to a third world country and to not accept this is foolish.
At least we know what it takes to get service from the airline. [:o)]
I particularly like that you left in the copyright notice that prohibits redistribution without written permission.
regarding the article: I guess the next time they ask me, "window or aisle," I’ll reply, "sit me next to the oldest and feeblest person. Anybody who you think might croak. I could use the upgrade."
I saw NW put a deceased person in the crew cabin on the upper deck of a 747 on a trip to Japan. "He’s not feeling well".
LONDON (March 19) — A passenger in first class woke up to a shock when he found himself sitting near a corpse on a British Airways flight, British newspapers reported on Monday.
Paul Trinder , 54, said cabin crew moved the body of the elderly woman from the economy section where she had died after take-off, the Mirror and Sun tabloids said.
"The corpse was strapped into the seat but because of turbulence it kept slipping down on to the floor," Trinder , a businessman, was quoted as saying. "It was horrific. The body had to be wedged in place with lots of pillows."
The woman’s daughter was also upgraded and spent the rest of the nine-hour flight from Delhi to London grieving next to her dead mother, the Sun reported.
The Guardian newspaper said the incident happened last week.
British Airways has apologised for any distress suffered, according to the reports. The Mirror quoted BA as saying: "We apologize, but our crew were working in difficult circumstances and chose the option they thought would cause least disruption."
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Woman Dies on Flight, Gets Upgraded
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