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Old 03-19-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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ONDON (Reuters) - 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 apologized 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."

(Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/oddly...7564620070319)
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:01 PM   #2
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I hope he got some free tickets out of the deal. [img]graemlins/hehe.gif[/img]

But if you think he had a hard what about the womens Daughter.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:57 AM   #3
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But if you think he had a hard what about the womens Daughter.
Yes, t'would be truly distressing to be sat between your dead mother and an aroused man. A stiffy situation indeed. My deepest sympathies go out to her.

Seriously though, people dying on planes is hardly improbable enough that the airlines/manufacturers couldn't already have an acceptable procedure in place for such an event. There's an old law in Australia that says that the coolroom of any pub can be officially used as a morgue in the event of the hospital being unable to take in corpses. I know space is at a premium on planes, but couldn't they have emptied the fridges of drinks and skipped straight to the wake? You reading this Wellard? How did Qantas do it?
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:04 PM   #4
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A stiffy situation indeed.
If this pun was intended, bravo you made me laugh out loud! [img]graemlins/hehe.gif[/img]
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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A stiffy situation indeed.
If this pun was intended, bravo you made me laugh out loud! [img]graemlins/hehe.gif[/img] [/QUOTE]Damn! You beat me to it!
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