Family on overnight BA flight refused seat switch as they were gnawed by bedbugs


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/23/vantz-airlines.html


#2

They should also refund the full ticket price, pay any and all related medical expenses, and then tack on something for pain and suffering. At minimum. How horrid.


#3

It’s not a bug its a featu- oh wait, no, it is a bug.


#4

Obligatory;


#5

Not to mention that they may/probably have taken the bugs home with them. BA should pay for pest remediation too.


#6

So we’ve had bedbugs, sitting in piss, etc. It seems like airlines should really invest in emergency plastic lined seat covers.


#7

Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite.


#8

Not just home but also wherever they visited in London.


#9

I’m sorry but i would have caused a scene and not taken the punishment of sitting 9 hours on seats covered with bugs. Why did the staff think it was acceptable to let that family stay on those seats?


#10

Whoops! I guess I will never fly again. I’d rather get punched in the face a dragged down the aisle.


#11

The airlines suck. They treat people like animals. There needs to more heavy regulations with stiff fines. We should all call our representatives and senators today.


#12

I’m going to go with they didn’t believe them.


#13

This was a case of emergency landing. What is their baseline? Snakes?


#14

This is horrid… and yet, I doubt much of anything will change anytime soon.


#15

Likely, and its possible the problem didn’t manifest itself until some time after the flight departed. Still what a nightmare… i can’t imagine putting up with that for hours and hours.


#16

The weird part is that British Air is the best airline I have ever flown on, bar none.

I mean, on an American plane you’d probably be beaten and thrown off the plane after enduring 9 hours of bedbugs.


#17

i would have caused a scene and not taken the punishment…

I’m not so sure. In 2017, 9 hours of bedbug bites might be a better option than this:


#18

They probably didn’t pay the “no bugs or lice” fee.


#19

Now, to be fair, if one is knocked unconscious they won’t feel the bed bug bites.


#20

Exellent point!