Дата публикации: 2017-11-14 21:07
“I got to my seat and saw that there was a wet patch. It was about the size of two decks of cards laid side by side,” Wilkinson told the paper. “At first I thought it was water but the smell was so distinct it could only have been urine.”
As Inc. contributor Chris Matyszczyk wrote , Wilkinson’s experience was not exactly unique. On a prior flight, Matyszczyk flew on a Virgin Atlantic plane in which he was given a thin foam pillow instead of an actual seat, resulting in a “a sore, sinking feeling” on his butt.
So news that a British Airways passenger who paid nearly $6,555 for an 66-hour flight was forced to sit on a urine-soaked seat is not particularly surprising, but it is uniquely depressing. Londoner Andrew Wilkinson, 89, told British tabloid the Mirror that when he boarded a recent flight to Cape Town, he immediately noticed a wet stain on his seat which reeked of the yellow stuff.
According to Consumerist , Wilkinson said he got 5,555 frequent flyer points. When pressed, British Airways threw in an additional flight voucher worth about $755.
It’s probably fair to say most of us would sit on urine for 66 hours to avoid losing one and a half thousand clams. Or at the very least, it’s preferable to being beaten up by security thugs. But it’s definitely fair to say anything that costs $6,555 should not involve somebody else’s pee-pee, unless you’re actually paying to get peed on.
Flying is terrible these days. It flat-out sucks. From ballooning lines to get through security procedures that mostly don’t work to random fees and seats so small analysts believe they may be safety hazards , it’s really just not a pleasant way to spend your time.