Lena Pettersson Refund Fight - Airline Passenger Spends a 10 Hour Flight Next to Corpse
Lena Pettersson was passenger on a Kenya Airways flight who demanded a refund after being forced to spend 10 hours on a flight seated next to a corpse!
The corpse was passenger who died during the 10-hour flight to Dar es Salaam, but the woman who complained was told she could not be moved away from the corpse.
Pettersson is a journalist with Radio Sweden and boarded a Kenya Airways flight at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.
According to the UK Daily Mail, she immediately noticed that a man in his 30s who was seated directly across the aisle from her was seriously ill.
"He was sweating and had seizures," Pettersson told Radio Sweden. "Air hostesses were there all along, but the plane took off anyway."
The New York Daily News reveals the "man reportedly died a few hours into the overnight flight, despite efforts by the crew and passengers to revive him."
After he died, he was laid over the three seats with towels wrapped around him.
He was tall, so his feet were right by her for the rest of the flight.
Pettersson, who was headed to Tanzania on vacation, was forced to sit across the aisle from the corpse for the rest of the trip.
"I asked to move, but they said there were no other places," she added.
Once she reached her destination, she demanded a refund.
That apparently wasn't easy either.
The report adds that "after a couple of months of back-and-forth emails, she received $713 (roughly half her ticket price) and an apology."
She says she's that will do fine.
‘I am happy with it. I think it was a reasonable substitute,’ she said.
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