I don't know what's worse, that someone peed on their fellow passenger, or that the airline didn't hold them accountable.
The incident happened on an Air India flight from New York to Delhi. The passenger impacted by this isn't happy with the response she received from the airline, as she feels the issue hasn't been taken seriously
A woman in her 70s was exposed and urinated on by a man who was drunk. The victim said what happened.
“Shortly after lunch was served and the lights were switched off, another passenger walked to my seat, completely inebriated. He unzipped his pants, relieved himself and continued to expose me to his private parts.”
A passenger got involved and told the man to leave. The victim let the crew know what happened.
“My clothes, shoes, and bag were completely soaked in urine. The stewardess followed me to the seat, verified that it smelled of urine, and sprayed disinfectant on my bag and shoes.”
She sat in the crew seat for an hour because she didn't want to go back to her seat.
She had to return to her seat. The seat was still smelling of urine despite the sheets being put on it. She claimed to have spent the rest of the flight in a rest seat. The woman was upset that she wasn't upgraded to one of the empty first class seats. Here is what happened when you land.
“Clearly the crew did not feel that taking care of a distressed passenger was a priority. At the end of the flight, the staff told me they would get me a wheelchair to ensure that I clear customs as early as possible. However, the wheelchair deposited me at a waiting area, where I waited for 30 minutes, and nobody came to get me. I finally had to clear customs on my own and collect the luggage by myself — all in Air India pyjamas and socks.”
The man who exposed himself and urinated on a fellow passenger was not punished by Air India.
“The crew was not proactive in managing a very sensitive and traumatic situation, and I had to advocate for myself throughout, waiting for long periods of time to get a response. I am distressed that the airline made no attempt to ensure my safety or comfort during this incident.”
The traveler wrote a letter to the chairman of Air India's parent company, expressing her displeasure. The airline seems to be taking the situation serious.
“Air India has reported the incident to police and regulatory authorities. We have been in regular contact with the aggrieved passenger.”
There are stories in the United States about crews going on power trips, but this is not the same. Having a stranger expose himself and pee on you is assault and shouldn't be taken lightly. Police should have met this flight and the man should be on the no-fly list.
A passenger on an Air India flight from New York to Delhi exposed himself and peed on another passenger. The victim said that the crew didn't do anything to punish the man who did this. They put a sheet on the seat so she could sit back down.
What do you think about this?