A business class passenger claims he had to sit in sick for more than 10 hours on a British Airways flight.
A British Airways business class passenger claims he was forced to sit in someone else’s vomit for more than 10 hours as he flew on a flight from London to Seattle.
Speaking to the The Sun newspaper, Dave Gildea said: “I had upgraded to business class at the airport in London Heathrow and was assigned seats 64K.
“I didn’t notice anything until about two hours into the British Airways flight when I popped down the foot stool so I could get some sleep and saw the vomit on the seat.
“It was also splashed on the wall behind and the floor below, which I then noticed.”
After alerting a flight attendant, Gildea was shocked that the crew member did not offer a change of seat or an apology.
He claims he was only offered a blanked to cover up the vomit.
“Of course as I slept, I moved around on the blanket so I woke up with dried vomit on my feet. It was pretty disgusting. With the price I paid for the ticket, I was shocked,” Gildea said.
Dave posted a picture of his stained seat on Twitter with the caption: “@British_Airways have DM’d you but haven’t gotten a response so will try here. This was my seat from London to Seattle yesterday, covered in dried in vomit, no offer to move seats, just insinuation from the attendant that I had done it even though it was dried in for days”
According to Daily Mail, British Airways later apologised for “falling short” of expectations and said they are investigating the incident.
@British_Airways have DM’d you but haven’t gotten a response so will try here. This was my seat from London to Seattle yesterday, covered in dried in vomit, no offer to move seats, just insinuation from the attendant that I had done it even though it was dried in for days pic.twitter.com/i3iVvlsPdC
— Dave Gildea (@thecloudranger) 22 May 2019
“We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of service and an enjoyable experience on board our flights, and we are sorry that on this occasion this fell short of our customers’ expectations,” the airline said in a statement.