In a rather disturbing news report, a Swedish woman flying on a flight from Amsterdam to Tanzania was forced to sit next to a dead man for 10 long hours. That’s right, 10 hours.
According to reports, the man in question was ill when the flight took off, but shortly after, he died. The woman, a Swedish reporter named Lena Pettersson, filed a complaint and was able to receive a refund on only half of her $1,400 flight.
Lena Pettersson had just boarded her Tanzania-bound flight when she noticed a man in his 30s looking unwell.
According to her the man “was sweating and had cramps [seizures].”
The man died after minutes of take off. Cabin crew laid out the dead man across three seats and covered him with a blanket — but left his legs and feet sticking out, Pettersson said.
For the remainder of the overnight flight, Pettersson was forced to sit near the dead man, with just an aisle separating her and the corpse.
“Of course it was unpleasant, but I am not a person who makes a fuss,” Pettersson said.
After her holiday in Tanzania, Pettersson lodged a complaint with Kenya Airways, eventually receiving a $713 refund, half the price of her plane ticket.