Dead People Flying
It's never happened to me (knock on wood) so I know I shouldn't judge...but the response of a passenger who woke up to find a corpse in the seat next to him on a British Airways flight from Delhi to Heathrow seemed awfully callous to me. This story relates how he woke up to find next to him the body of an elderly woman who had just died; the Sunday Times quotes him as saying: "The police even started interviewing me as a potential witness, although I had no idea what had happened to the woman. I just kept thinking to myself: 'I've paid more than Â£3,000 for this'."
It's not the first time this has happened; just last December, the Daily Mail ran this sad story, which I imagine was especially tough for the wife of the passenger who died on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Boston. That story said that about a dozen deaths occur onboard the airline's planes each year.
I don't doubt it's a tough situation for the airlines, the passengers and of course anyone traveling with the deceased. But I would hope that folks who go through something like this would err on the compassionate side rather than complain that their fare was wasted. Having to deal with a natural death onboard is hardly something you can take personally. End of rant.
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