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Woman Gets Refund After Sitting Next to Corpse on Flight

I hope they tried to revive the guy. Some people would welcome the silence on a long flight :) At least he was fresh. Some people are never happy!


Published June 24, 2012
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STOCKHOLM – A Swedish woman has received a partial refund after she was forced to sit near a dead man during an international flight.

Lena Pettersson had just boarded her Tanzania-bound flight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol when she noticed a man in his 30s looking unwell, the Expressen daily reported.

Pettersson, a journalist with Sveriges Radio, told the broadcaster that the man "was sweating and had cramps [seizures]."

After the Kenya Airways plane took off, the man died, the Expressen reported.

Cabin crew laid out the dead man across three seats and covered him with a blanket -- but left his legs and feet sticking out, Pettersson said.

For the remainder of the overnight flight, Pettersson was forced to sit near the dead man, with just an aisle separating her and the corpse.

"Of course it was unpleasant, but I am not a person who makes a fuss," Pettersson said.

After her holiday in Tanzania, Pettersson lodged a complaint with Kenya Airways, eventually receiving a $713 refund, half the price of her plane ticket.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06...#ixzz1zJqIk8DA

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WTF???? There has to be some protocol on how to handle a situation like this, in a better manner than just covering him with a blanket.

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Re: Woman Gets Refund After Sitting Next to Corpse on Flight

I've heard of this type of thing before. Can't be helped and what are the airline supposed to do?

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I've flown so rarely and short flights so I have no clue what they do.

How long does it take a body to stink? I'd probably take a couple of pictures and post them here knowing what I do know ;)

I always worry about that little guy on the wing in the rain messing with something from that old, "Twilight Zone", episode, and remade in the movie. Both are great!

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She did not make a fuss, huh?
Like it was the Airlines fault. What were they supposed to do? Throw him out of the frackin plane?

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She did not make a fuss, huh?
Like it was the Airlines fault. What were they supposed to do? Throw him out of the frackin plane?
Airplanes are a lot bigger than most think. My thought would be that they could have found a way to lower him into another cavity. The flight attendants should have called HQ to figure out what to do. What if the man had a contagious disease? Since airplanes recycle the air, all on board could have contracted something horrid. I know this is a sucky thing to have happen, but they could have landed the plane and had the body removed.

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Airplanes are a lot bigger than most think. My thought would be that they could have found a way to lower him into another cavity. The flight attendants should have called HQ to figure out what to do. What if the man had a contagious disease? Since airplanes recycle the air, all on board could have contracted something horrid. I know this is a sucky thing to have happen, but they could have landed the plane and had the body removed.
I fly all the time... Can they even get into the cargo in the air? They may have to land the plane.
We take the risk on ourselves regarding being in confined spaces with other people who may have contagious diseases.

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"Of course it was unpleasant, but I am not a person who makes a fuss," Pettersson said.

After her holiday in Tanzania, Pettersson lodged a complaint with Kenya Airways, eventually receiving a $713 refund, half the price of her plane ticket.
sounds like someone who makes a fuss

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Should have just stuffed him in the toilet? how about the cockpit?, Jesus the guy may be dead but a certain amount of decorum was in order, the airline couldn't win on this one.

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Re: Woman Gets Refund After Sitting Next to Corpse on Flight

there are a lot of things they could have done if they had a little imagination.

1. auction off his clothing, wallet and carry on (contents of last two items mentioned remain unknown during bidding)

2. given markers to children on the flight to draw on him.

3. propped open his mouth and see which passenger could get the most peanuts from their airline snack into the guys mouth from where they are sitting.

4. have a writing contest to see who can tell the person waiting for him at his point of arrival (assuming some one would be waiting) the most interesting story they can imagine pertaining to why the guy died in flight. then have the winner actually tell the story to the person when the plane lands.

5. take turns dressing him in clothing that other passengers brought in their carry ons. see who can make him look the sexiest as a travestite.

6. shove something metal down his throat and see how long it takes to get him on another flight.

7. play a body related guessing game. examples: draw a pot on his stomach. correct guess - pot belly. draw a ball and racket on his elbow - tennis elbow. tornado on his tongue- tongue twister. draw a button on his stomach - belly button, a shovel on his shin - shin dig, a sandwich on his knuckles, etc. etc.

8. learn about the human body and let passengers disect him. (an educational flight for sure)

9. play charades using him. example: point to his upper lip (stiff upper lip) or use his arms like you are playing the drums (dead beat) etc.

10. find something dangling and long such as a womans hair extension and play pin the tail on the dead man.

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