Corpse Gets Upgraded On BA Flight!

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  1. Ulsterman

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    A British Airways passenger was refused compensation and told by the airline to "get over it" after a corpse was placed in the row where he was sitting last week.

    Paul Trinder, 54, a businessman from Brackley, Northamptonshire, spent more than £3,000 for a first-class ticket from Delhi. He awoke during the flight to find that cabin staff were propping up a dead woman almost next to him.

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/article2372269.ece
     
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    So that's what it takes to get upgraded!!!
     
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    You'd think there'd be some kind of procedure already in place for this, since it does happen from time to time. But to put a body next to a passenger is certainly not the way to handle it.
     
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    That lucky stiff!
     
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    :eek: :laugh:

    However, I do hope my seating on some flight gets upgraded while I'm still able to enjoy it. :laugh:

    Ed
     
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    Goodness, people die at the most inopportune times!
     
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    Is he afraid she couldn't keep her hands to herself, or what?
     
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    Goodness, I was thinking about this terrible situation, but where else could they put her? They usually put dead folks underneath the plane, but they couldnt get to it at that point. I guess I never thought about people dying on long flights like that.
     
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    • well, as long as the body was in the upright and locked position, things should have been OK.
    • It fits with British Airways' new motto: "We know you're dying to fly with us."
    • (obscure Airplane movie reference): did she have the fish, or the steak?
    • Reminds me of the Monty Python "Dead Parrot" sketch...what a hoot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H6DSoqZz_s
     
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    Since she died on the flight, it's probable there was no death certificate signed by a physician (or is there anyone else who can do that?). So, if the plane had blown a window, or whatever else could have caused a sudden depressurization, could that passenger have been accused of negligent homicide if he didn't put an oxygen mask on her? This may sound like it's at least partly a joke, but who knows how criminal, and even more, civil laws will be interpreted these days.
     
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    They could have put her in the planes bathroom. It's the size of a coffin and usually smells like someone died, anyway :D
     
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    dead folks in planes?

    No wonder they call it a "terminal."
     
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    One good thing, the guy could have taken the extra packet of peanuts.

    Where did you expect them to put her? Tie her to the top of the plane like National Lampoon Vacation?
     

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