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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Dying for Upgrade 2 1st
      #148013 - 03/20/07 02:14 PM

Airline Moves Dead Body to 1st Class

LONDON (AP) -- A first-class passenger on a flight from Delhi to London awoke
to 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. The economy section of
the flight was full, and the cabin crew needed to move the woman and her
grieving family out of that compartment to give them some privacy, the
airline said.

The first-class passenger, Paul Trinder, told the Sunday Times newspaper that
he was sleeping during a February flight from India and woke up when the crew
placed the dead woman in an empty seat near him.

''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.''


Full story here:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-In-flight-Deaths.html

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B. Butler (Oregonian)
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Re: Dying for Upgrade 2 1st [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #148044 - 03/20/07 05:30 PM

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Airline Moves Dead Body to 1st Class







As they lugged her up the aisle, the woman in 23 D was heard to complain, "They told me that First had 'checked in full' and besides, what's the old bat going to do with the complimentary cocktail!?"

Remind me to tell you about the cello in first class.

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Edited by B. Butler (PAMR) (03/20/07 05:30 PM)


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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Dying for Upgrade 2 1st [Re: B. Butler (Oregonian)]
      #148048 - 03/20/07 06:07 PM

Bill -- Cello, you say?

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Dying for Upgrade 2 1st [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #148051 - 03/20/07 06:21 PM

Sure...if you were a concert cellist, would you be willing to put your instrument on the checkin conveyor? It's legal to buy it a ticket. I've taken delivery of technical instruments carried the same way.

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Dying for Upgrade 2 1st [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #148073 - 03/20/07 09:12 PM

Ralph -- Oh, sure, I've seen that. I thought Bill had a *story* to go with
the seat for the instrument.

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