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THL
20 Mar 07,, 05:33
Woman upgraded after dying in coach
Woman upgraded after dying in economy during flight from Delhi to London
Reuters
Updated: 2:49 p.m. CT March 19, 2007
LONDON - A passenger in first class woke up to a shock when he found himself sitting near a corpse on a British Airways flight, British newspapers reported on Monday.

Paul Trinder, 54, said cabin crew moved the body of the elderly woman from the economy section where she had died after take-off, the Mirror and Sun tabloids said.

"The corpse was strapped into the seat but because of turbulence it kept slipping down on to the floor," Trinder, a businessman, was quoted as saying. "It was horrific. The body had to be wedged in place with lots of pillows."

The woman's daughter was also upgraded and spent the rest of the nine-hour flight from Delhi to London grieving next to her dead mother, the Sun reported.

The Guardian newspaper said the incident happened last week.

British Airways has apologized for any distress suffered, according to the reports. The Mirror quoted BA as saying: "We apologize, but our crew were working in difficult circumstances and chose the option they thought would cause least disruption."


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Horrido
20 Mar 07,, 06:05
I can't be the only one to have read that and thought,"How ENGLISH!"

Followed by visions of British comedy sketches dancing through my head...

THL
20 Mar 07,, 06:16
I just love the line from the article that reads "...chose the option they thought would cause least disruption."

The least disruption? Really?

They picked up a dead body from coach, carried it to first class (probably having to ask someone from first class to move to the dead womans seat in coach) and then propped the body up with pillows.

That's quite a bit of disruption if you ask me. What an uncomfortable flight that must have been for everyone on that plane...the people in coach that started off near the dead body and the people in first class that were told they were getting a new neighbor for the duration of the flight.

They would have been far better off landing, dealing with the deceased woman and her daughter and then carrying on with the other passengers. I feel bad for the daughter that had to ride alongside her deceased mothers body for 9 hours in a plane.

Parihaka
20 Mar 07,, 06:17
I can't be the only one to have read that and thought,"How ENGLISH!"

Followed by visions of British comedy sketches dancing through my head...

"She's dead". "No she's not, she's just resting"

Semper Fi
20 Mar 07,, 06:34
They should of put her in the cockpit...

glyn
20 Mar 07,, 10:08
They should of put her in the cockpit...

Semper Fi must be young, as I have noticed it is they who are using 'of' instead of 'have'. I find this a very strange example of language change. When did it start? Who can enlighten me?

Parihaka
20 Mar 07,, 10:12
Semper Fi must be young, as I have noticed it is they who are using 'of' instead of 'have'. I find this a very strange example of language change. When did it start? Who can enlighten me?

:fogeyon:
Alas within my own lifetime "should have" has become "should've" has become should of. Thus are the joys of a living language.
:fogeyoff:

THL
20 Mar 07,, 11:10
Semper Fi must be young, as I have noticed it is they who are using 'of' instead of 'have'. I find this a very strange example of language change. When did it start? Who can enlighten me?
I use should have instead of should of....

You sayin' I'm old?







;)

glyn
20 Mar 07,, 14:18
[QUOTE=THL;357151]I use should have instead of should of....

You sayin' I'm old?

As you are almost certainly half my age or less THL, I should say not! :eek: I will say that your grammar and spelling are of a high order:)

Debbie
20 Mar 07,, 16:59
I must say - the procedure the airline followed for the dead woman was most proper. I also have British comedies going through my head ---

dave lukins
20 Mar 07,, 17:09
:fogeyon:
Alas within my own lifetime "should have" has become "should've" has become should of. Thus are the joys of a living language.
:fogeyoff:

The language may be living but the spelling is dying:) It is a different language again when my Grandkids Text me:confused: Sad thing is I'm begining to use it myself!!

gunnut
20 Mar 07,, 22:37
Semper Fi must be young, as I have noticed it is they who are using 'of' instead of 'have'. I find this a very strange example of language change. When did it start? Who can enlighten me?

I agree. I can't stand people using "should of" instead of "should have." I think they assume "should've" is "should of" by the sound.

Proper grammar is important. You will never see me use "my bad" when I mean "my fault" or "my mistake."

There are too many other examples. I don't think people want to hear me rant for the next half hour.

glyn
20 Mar 07,, 23:39
I agree. I can't stand people using "should of" instead of "should have." I think they assume "should've" is "should of" by the sound.

Proper grammar is important. You will never see me use "my bad" when I mean "my fault" or "my mistake."

There are too many other examples. I don't think people want to hear me rant for the next half hour.


Oh, but I do!

Semper Fi
21 Mar 07,, 19:16
Semper Fi must be young, as I have noticed it is they who are using 'of' instead of 'have'. I find this a very strange example of language change. When did it start? Who can enlighten me?

Hoo kares! Warry abaut youre own grammer, Glyn.

glyn
21 Mar 07,, 20:03
Hoo kares! Warry abaut youre own grammer, Glyn.

Do you think I've not got enough to worry about already?:confused:

Semper Fi
21 Mar 07,, 21:11
Do you think I've not got enough to worry about already?:confused:

Nop

Elbmek
25 Mar 07,, 14:52
I've been dying to fly first class for years!! Looks like I'll have to!

sappersgt
25 Mar 07,, 18:28
I've been dying to fly first class for years!! Looks like I'll have to!

What some people will do for an upgrade!:biggrin: