Dying for First Class

3:30 PM -- The AP reports on a British Airways passenger who endured a near-death experience, literally:

    A first-class passenger on a flight from Delhi to London awoke find the corpse of a woman who had died in the economy cabin being placed in a seat next to him, British Airways said Monday.

Presumably, because the deceased prefer caviar to beer nuts.

    "I didn't have a clue what was going on. The stewards just plonked the body down without saying a thing. I remember looking at this frail, sparrow-like woman and thinking she was very ill," the newspaper quoted Trinder as saying. "When I asked what was going on, I was shocked to hear she was dead."

Well, on the bright side, passengers were probably pretty relieved to find out that the scent of rotting corpse was actually a rotting corpse, and not their eggs Benedict! Whew!

    British Airways said in a statement that about 10 passengers die each year in flight and that while each situation is dealt with on an individual basis, safety is paramount.

Yes. First, kill the passenger. Second, ensure his/her safety.

— Red "Sparrow-Like" Panda, Light Reading

sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:12:05 PM
re: Dying for First Class I guess first class just isn't what it used to be...
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