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  • LuganoPirate
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    Nor anywhere for that. Fleas are another problem and never rest your head on a fabric style seat. Big risk of head lice there.


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Sounds awful

    Bedbug outbreak grounds BA flight

    Although really it’s the comments afterwards that make it worth reading….

    “At least with BA bedbugs are free for passengers flying in Economy. They charge for everything else nowadays.”


    peter
    Participant

    This incident rather confirms what we all know: BA prioritise staff over passengers – the airline only took action when crew refused to fly rather than after passenger complaints.


    ArabTraveller
    Participant

    This incident rather confirms what we all know: BA prioritise staff over passengers – the airline only took action when crew refused to fly rather than after passenger complaints.

    Well they can’t exactly fly without their crew, but they can fly without any pax 🙂


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    This incident rather confirms what we all know: BA prioritise staff over passengers – the airline only took action when crew refused to fly rather than after passenger complaints.

    Well they can’t exactly fly without their crew, but they can fly without any pax 🙂

    Not for too long, airlines that do that tend to go bankrupt.


    capetonianm
    Participant

    Alex Cruz has just announced that from now on bedbugs will only be allowed to fly on full, and not discounted, fare classes. This will ensure that there will be less bedbugs on BA flights.


    Gold-2K
    Participant

    As frequent flyers, I hope the bedbugs are in priority boarding group 1?


    openfly
    Participant

    Woke up in Club a month ago on a BA 777 “MC” seat 5A CPT-LGW to watch two cockroaches appear from the IFE handset holder. The female crew nearby refused to come and look but called a steward who caught one of them for investigation. 10,000 Avios as a sorry. Bedbugs, cockroaches, mozzies….On the approach I reminded the CSM that they hadn’t done the cabin spray out of CPT….panic set in and it was duly done.
    So, there is probably a lonely cockroach still wandering around MC…..so sad!


    openfly
    Participant

    @Gold2A….surely bedbugs can’t qualify as frequent flyers….more like “Frequent Crawlers” 🙂


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Woke up in Club a month ago on a BA 777 “MC” seat 5A CPT-LGW to watch two cockroaches appear from the IFE handset holder. The female crew nearby refused to come and look but called a steward who caught one of them for investigation. 10,000 Avios as a sorry. Bedbugs, cockroaches, mozzies….On the approach I reminded the CSM that they hadn’t done the cabin spray out of CPT….panic set in and it was duly done. So, there is probably a lonely cockroach still wandering around MC…..so sad!

    So that’s 5,000 avios per cockroach. I can see a whole new valuation chart being drawn up…


    openfly
    Participant

    @tom That’s true. But there is one still on the loose, so it is generating at least 5000 Avios until it is caught. If you are suggesting a value on each cockroach then it would be a ruse to “bring your own”!! 😉 and NO I didn’t…..


    Cleancabinair
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    Knowing that the insecticide sprays that they use on board aircraft contain some very toxic constituents some of which have been linked to the early onset of Parkinson’s disease ( Some cabin crew members gain more exposure to the toxins due to the frequency of having to spray the cabins ). If anybody wishes to do a search on the phenomenon you will discover the extent to which this form of can air poisoning takes. The airlines persist in this practice of spraying their passengers with toxic chemicals even though there are plenty of other less toxic sprays available. If anybody wishes to understand more on toxins in aircraft cabins please read Aerotoxic.org


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    One hopes in Business to find a better class of bed bug than in economy! 😉

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