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    Airline Moves Dead Body to 1st Class

    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/strange/news-article.aspx?storyid=78139

    [size=12pt]Airline Moves Dead Body to 1st Class[/size]
    By JENNIFER QUINN
    Associated Press Writer

    LONDON (AP) -- A first-class passenger on a flight from Delhi to London awoke find the corpse of a woman who had died in the economy cabin being placed in a seat next to him, British Airways said Monday. The economy section of the flight was full, and the cabin crew needed to move the woman and her grieving family out of that compartment to give them some privacy, the airline said.

    The first-class passenger, Paul Trinder, told the Sunday Times newspaper that he was sleeping during a February flight from India and woke up when the crew placed the dead woman in an empty seat near him.

    "I didn't have a clue what was going on. The stewards just plonked the body down without saying a thing. I remember looking at this frail, sparrow-like woman and thinking she was very ill," the newspaper quoted Trinder as saying. "When I asked what was going on, I was shocked to hear she was dead."

    British Airways said in a statement that about 10 passengers die each year in flight and that while each situation is dealt with on an individual basis, safety is paramount.

    "The deceased must not be placed in the galley or blocking aisles or exits, and there should be clear space around the deceased," the statement said. "The wishes of family or friends traveling with the deceased will always be considered, and account taken of the reactions of other passengers."

    Because there was space in the first class cabin, that "allowed the family members traveling with the deceased some level of privacy in their grief," the airline said.

    "We apologize to passengers in the first cabin who were distressed by the situation - our cabin crew were working in difficult circumstances and chose the option that they believed would cause the least disruption," the statement said.
    I've heard about people doing things to get upgraded, but that seems a bit extreme.

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    Re: Airline Moves Dead Body to 1st Class

    "Zeus" wrote:
    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/strange/news-article.aspx?storyid=78139

    [size=12pt]Airline Moves Dead Body to 1st Class[/size]
    By JENNIFER QUINN
    Associated Press Writer

    LONDON (AP) -- A first-class passenger on a flight from Delhi to London awoke find the corpse of a woman who had died in the economy cabin being placed in a seat next to him, British Airways said Monday. The economy section of the flight was full, and the cabin crew needed to move the woman and her grieving family out of that compartment to give them some privacy, the airline said.

    The first-class passenger, Paul Trinder, told the Sunday Times newspaper that he was sleeping during a February flight from India and woke up when the crew placed the dead woman in an empty seat near him.

    "I didn't have a clue what was going on. The stewards just plonked the body down without saying a thing. I remember looking at this frail, sparrow-like woman and thinking she was very ill," the newspaper quoted Trinder as saying. "When I asked what was going on, I was shocked to hear she was dead."

    British Airways said in a statement that about 10 passengers die each year in flight and that while each situation is dealt with on an individual basis, safety is paramount.

    "The deceased must not be placed in the galley or blocking aisles or exits, and there should be clear space around the deceased," the statement said. "The wishes of family or friends traveling with the deceased will always be considered, and account taken of the reactions of other passengers."

    Because there was space in the first class cabin, that "allowed the family members traveling with the deceased some level of privacy in their grief," the airline said.

    "We apologize to passengers in the first cabin who were distressed by the situation - our cabin crew were working in difficult circumstances and chose the option that they believed would cause the least disruption," the statement said.
    I've heard about people doing things to get upgraded, but that seems a bit extreme.

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    Holy Shit!
    We got Zeus on a repost.
    Let him have it!

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    Re: Airline Moves Dead Body to 1st Class

    Dang effing reposters!!!!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=88888912&topic=326 37.0
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    Re: Airline Moves Dead Body to 1st Class

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Dang effing reposters!!!!
    LOL leave it to cajun;D

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=88888912&topic=326 37.0

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    Re: Airline Moves Dead Body to 1st Class

    "Prophet" wrote:
    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=88888912&topic=326 37.0
    Well, poo - I looked, but did not search.

    LOCK AWAY, Mods!

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