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Urine-Soaked Seat Ruins Couple's Vacation

By Gloria Borger / mardi 23 octobre 2018 04:15
Not even business class is safe.

Picture this: you've got a flight to catch. You push through all the stress and scramble of packing, getting to the airport, trudging through security, and hearing the same tinny announcement loop for an hour in the waiting area. You finally get up to board the plane, and you get to do so before others because you paid a little extra for the good seats. The end is near - you can feel it. You're almost on vacation.

 

You shove your bag into the overhead compartment and finally sink down into your seat with a glass of champagne to relax with your wife. Hold on now, something's not right. You suddenly feel damp. You just sat in piss.

 

This was the reality for hapless British Airways passenger Andy Vicary. The 52-year-old had just boarded a 10-hour flight to Kingston, Jamaica when the incident occurred. According to Fox, they bagged his £150 ($195) pants and seat him elsewhere (far from his wife) for the flight.

 

"The entire seat was saturated in urine. The cabin crew tried to take the seat cover off and it was disgusting as it had soaked right through. I had to move seats and I was not able to sit with my wife for the flight, which was really disappointing as well. The cabin crew put my trousers in a plastic bag, but I was not able to wash them on holiday as there are no clothes washing facilities, so when I got back I just had to throw them in the bin."

 

His misery didn't stop there.

 

"We traveled to the resort in Kingston and quite a few of the people that were on the flight with us were also staying at the resort. The whole holiday I had people coming up to me to ask me questions about what had happened."

 

Some might be able to laugh it off and enjoy the rest of the trip, but Vicary was obviously quite frustrated with the ordeal. He was compensated by British Airways with 40,000 airline miles and a future seat upgrade, but he's not pleased as he believes it ruined the entirety of his £5,000 ($6500) vacation.

 

"The lady at British Airways who dealt with the complaint was very nice and everything, but I really do not think that they were right to offer me air miles. For me, it just didn't seem enough to compensate what had happened."

 

Time for your thoughts: Is he justified in suing for more compensation? Or is he just taking the piss?

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By  Anamaria Bobic  |  1

No clothes washing facilities? Did this man forget that soap and bathroom sinks exist?
You can wash clothes by hand. He could’ve washed his pants and let them air dry. Better than just keeping a pair of piss soaked pants with you all vacation.
How did he think people kept their clothes clean before washing machines and dry cleaners?
I’d like to say this amazes me but it really doesn’t. Having money makes you forget how to do basic things for yourself apparently
Also if he threw out the pants when he got back why didn’t he just throw out the pants during the vacation? Weird he kept the pants and brought them back with him just to throw them out lol

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By  Anamaria Bobic  |  1

No clothes washing facilities? Did this man forget that soap and bathroom sinks exist?
You can wash clothes by hand. He could’ve washed his pants and let them air dry. Better than just keeping a pair of piss soaked pants with you all vacation.
How did he think people kept their clothes clean before washing machines and dry cleaners?
I’d like to say this amazes me but it really doesn’t. Having money makes you forget how to do basic things for yourself apparently
Also if he threw out the pants when he got back why didn’t he just throw out the pants during the vacation? Weird he kept the pants and brought them back with him just to throw them out lol

By  RichardPencil  |  25

I’m sure there’s some way to wash clothes in Kingston, Jamaica. The bad flight ruined his “entire” vacation?

C’mon, man! This valid complaint has just devolved into a pissing contest!

By  Joshua Latta  |  5

They nasty as hell

By  MATTY2512  |  14

Well, he’s a tad overdramatic. Unless he consistently sat in other people bodily fluids for the rest of his vacation, than he’s fine. Sucky stuff happens and at least he was compensated for it.

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