Some people love to fly on planes whereas others are not so fond of it. But then again, if everyone was riding in first class I am pretty sure there would be a lot more happy fliers. Despite the comfier seats, better food, and overall more leg room, some people still don’t like the hassle of going to airports and waiting in exponentially growing lines.
However, one man was flying from Heathrow to Cape Town and he was less than pleased with his flight.
He said that he was forced to sit in someone else’s urine for the duration of the 11-hour flight.
Andrew Wilkinson is a 39-year-old man from London. He was flying to Cape Town one day when he noticed a rather large stain on his seat.
He says that the stain was about the size of two decks of cards side by side and when he pointed out this stain to the flight attendants they merely handed him some wipes.
Andrew claims that the flight attendants gave him some toilet seat wipes and told him to clean it up himself.
In an interview, Andrew said: ‘I got to my seat and saw that there was a wet patch. It was about the size of two decks of cards laid side by side.’
He continued on by saying: ‘at first I thought it was water but the smell was so distinct it could only have been urine.’
He says that he was flying to South Africa to help his parents move into their new house but the flight was ‘torturous’ since he could feel the unwanted liquid seep in through his jeans.
Despite Andrew’s complaints and insistence for a free seat in business or first class, he was just met with ridicule and disdain from the flight attendant.
Andrew explained: ‘I was in economy and it was full but they could have bumped someone up from business to first class and freed up a seat that way. I said to the stewardess: ‘You’re obviously going to move me into business, aren’t you? I can’t really sit here’’
He continued on by saying: ‘she said she would see what she could do but I wasn’t moved. And then she commented: ‘You are going to work me hard on this flight, aren’t you?’’
With a little bit of ingenuity, Andrew placed a blanket over the wet spot and would gingerly sit on that. But whenever he asked for a fresh blanket he was met with the same poor attitude.
When he officially complained to the airline he was only met with a half-hearted reimbursement. He was given 5,000 points which translate to a one-way flight to Paris.
‘I just do not think that is good enough compensation for sitting in someone else’s wee for over 11 hours.’