Kenya airline reimburses woman forced to sit next to dead passenger

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsd...man-forced-to-sit-next-to-dead-passenger.html

    An airline has reimbursed a Swedish woman after she was given no choice but to sit across a corpse for much of a 10-hour flight to Kenya.

    Lena Pettersson, a reporter for 'Radio Sweden', revealed that her fellow passenger, a man in his 30s, appeared to be sick when she boarded a Dar es Salaam-bound Kenya Airways flight during a stopover at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, the New York Daily reported.

    "He was sweating and had seizures," the New York Daily quoted her as telling Radio Sweden.
    "Air hostesses were there all along, but the plane took off anyway."
    The man reportedly died a few hours into the overnight flight, despite efforts by the crew and passengers to revive him.

    Pettersson, who was headed to Tanzania on vacation, was compelled to sit across the aisle from the corpse for the rest of the trip.

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    Did he hog the arm rest? ;)
     
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    "across the aisle" ;)
     
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    Am I correct in seeing in the article that they knew this guy was sick before taking off? What were these people thinking letting someone embark on a flight who was obviously quite ill? Never mind, he could have had a contagious disease (i.e bacterial meningitis) causing those symptoms...
     
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    Don't mean to sound arrogant, but somehow I don't think Kenya Airways is as vigilant about this kind of thing as a US-flagged carrier would be.
     
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    Probably quite right. A US-flagged carrier might have gone against the man's estate to collect a surchrage for taking up three seats for most of the flight.

    But seriously, letterboy, you are probably right.
     
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