Pensioner’s fury after she was ‘forced to move on BA flight from London to Boston to make way for a VIP passenger and spent eight hours next to a URINE-soaked seat’
- Ann Frett, 69, and her daughter claim they were forced to move from their seats to another part of the plane at the last minute to accommodate ‘VIPs’
- Ann’s daughter was put in the urine-soaked seat but moved to the last free seat
- Ann said she had no choice but to stay in the ‘biohazard’ seat for the whole flight
British Airways are investigating a passenger’s complaint she was forced to sit next to a urine-soaked seat for eight hours.
Ann Frett’s daughter was allegedly sat in the ‘biohazard’ seat but moved to the one remaining vacant seat in the aircraft when the disgusting contamination was discovered.
Ann says she had no choice but to remain next to the foetid seat and was forced to cover the lower part of her face with her turtleneck top.
Ann Frett’s daughter was allegedly sat in the seat but moved to the one remaining vacant seat in the aircraft when the disgusting contamination was discovered. Ann’s shocking pictures show that the same seat had red wine stains all over the fold-down tray
Ann says she had no choice but to remain next to the ‘biohazard’ seat for the duration of the flight on November 11 from London to Boston
The 69-year-old from Boston, Massachusetts, said it was the ‘worst experience in a lifetime of travel’.
According to Ann, BA cabin staff on the November 11 London to Boston flight removed the cushion, covered the area with anti-odour spray, and placed a blanket over the seat but were unable or unwilling to conduct a proper clean.
Ann’s shocking pictures show that the same seat had red wine stains all over the fold-down tray.
Before moving, her daughter discovered that this had rendered the on-board entertainment unusable.
Ann says that four British Airways flight attendants and other passengers confirmed that the stench in the seat next to her was urine
Despite having reserved seats Ann and her daughter say they were moved to another part of the aircraft to accommodate ‘VIP’ passengers
Speaking on Friday Ann said: ‘I was forced to sit next to a biohazard for 8 hours. The seat was unusable due to the biohazard of human waste saturating the seat, floor rug and wall.
‘Four British Airways flight attendants and other passengers confirmed the stench of urine.
‘The seat beside me was rendered significantly unhealthy due to the biohazard and the anti-odor spray used by attendants to cover stench of urine.’
Ann Frett, 69, from Boston, Massachusetts, said it was the ‘worst experience in a lifetime of travel’
She added: ‘The spray irritated my nose, pharynx and larynx, causing sinus swelling and a cough that still persists.
‘I wore my turtleneck as a mask over my nose and mouth for most of the flight.
‘This British Airway experience, including their absolute no cares given is the worst experience in a lifetime of air travel.’
The flight was delayed leaving Heathrow for 45 minutes.
Ann says she asked to be allowed to get off the aircraft and book on to another jet but this was refused.
She also claims that BA refused to bring a cleaner on board to carry out a proper decontamination of the seat and area around it.
The mother and daughter started their return journey to the US on a connecting BA flight from Rome to London.
Despite having reserved seats they say they were moved to another part of the aircraft to accommodate ‘VIP’ passengers.
British Airways Twitter replied to Ann saying: ‘We’re sorry for the delay in getting a response. Our team are investigating the issue.
As soon as we get the necessary information, we’ll be in touch. Thanks for your patience.’