British Airways First Class Ticket … Bring Out Your Dead


Just bizarre. British Airways tried their best to perform their version of Monty Pythons … “Bring Out your Dead” on a recent flight from Delhi, India for Heathrow airport. When a passenger noticed and complained to the staff that there was a dead passenger traveling in first class seat dear them they were told, “to get over it”. Nice.


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A British Airways passenger travelling first class has described how he woke up on a long-haul flight to find that cabin crew had placed a corpse in his row.

The body of a woman in her seventies, who died after the plane left Delhi for Heathrow, was carried by cabin staff from economy to first class, where there was more space. Her body was propped up in a seat, using pillows.

The woman’s daughter accompanied the corpse, and spent the rest of the journey wailing in grief. (Fox News)

London Times article

A rather unbelievable and bizarre story. One would think that there would be an empty set of seats to deal with such an issue so not to impose on anyone.

Posted March 19, 2007 by
Bizarre, Deceased, Travel, WTF | 7 comments

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “British Airways First Class Ticket … Bring Out Your Dead”

    1. joe bear on March 19th, 2007 2:26 pm

      well,this takes the cake and pillows/

    2. msmarple on March 19th, 2007 3:57 pm

      One story on this had this headline:

      Airline Upgrades Corpse to First Class

    3. joe bear on March 19th, 2007 4:28 pm

      So if I die on board,I get an upgrade,Hmmmm

    4. Richard on March 19th, 2007 9:08 pm

      Honestly, if you read this sequence of events in a mystery or novel, wouldn’t you dismiss it as ridiculously farfetched?

    5. houston on March 19th, 2007 9:22 pm

      Why didn’t they put the body is a restroom….anything is better than strapping the body to a seat and just let it go….this flight crew had no brains?

    6. kay zee ess on March 20th, 2007 8:05 am

      Puts “Weekend at Bernies” in a whole new light.

    7. char on March 22nd, 2007 10:58 am

      I am sorry but the bathroom? I am sure if your mother died on flight you would not want her body in the lav of a plane. The crew have very little options on where to put a body. The sleeping,alive passenger in first class should have been notified and not horrified when they woke up to find the deceased next to them.

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