United Airlines passenger claims he was forced to sit in someone else’s vomit
A United Airlines passenger claims he was forced to sit in a vomit-covered seat.
A Houston couple says they were forced to sit in seats covered in vomit on a United Airlines flight.
Sam Trail was boarding the plane with his wife at Vancouver International Airport when he found his seat and the back of the seat in front of him soiled with puke.
When they alerted a crew member, they were allegedly given paper towels and warned not to cause a delay by asking for a cleaning crew.
Speaking to Click2Houston, Mr Trail said: “The seat in front of me was covered with vomit.
“They kept boarding the people and so we couldn’t move. We basically had our luggage in our laps trying to avoid contact with the vomit.”
The airline, however, has a different take on the incident.
United told the New York Post that Mr Trail was never told to clean up the mess himself, and also said it was not sure if the mess was even vomit.
According to the airline, cabin cleaners were called on board to clean the seat prior to departure.
United has since reached out to the customer to better understand what happened.