Continental Issues Apology For Stinky Flight | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 10.24.16

Airborne 10.25.16

Airborne 10.26.16

Airborne 10.27.16

Airborne 10.28.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 10.24.16

Airborne 10.25.16

Airborne 10.26.16

Airborne 10.27.16

Airborne 10.28.16

Fri, Jun 22, 2007

Continental Issues Apology For Stinky Flight

Carrier Says "Poor Conditions" Caused By Flushed Gloves

After a trip that was an assault to the senses, Continental Airlines Inc. is now apologizing to passengers for "poor conditions" during their transatlantic flight from Amsterdam to Newark, NJ.

As ANN reported, more than 200 passengers were subjected to more than bad food and stiff legs recently -- they had to endure seven hours in the air with raw sewage.

"I've never felt so offended in all my life," passenger Collin Brock told Seattle's KING-TV. "I felt like I had been physically abused and neglected. I was forced to sit next to human excrement for seven hours."

Continental spokesman Dave Messing confirmed Thursday there had been an issue with the plane's lavatory during the flight, according to the Associated Press.

The flight left Amsterdam June 12, and made an unscheduled stop in Shannon, Ireland, to fix lavatory problems. That pit stop turned into an overnight stay. The next morning, the passengers boarded the same aircraft and the same problem occurred again shortly after takeoff, confirmed Messing.

After landing in Newark, it was determined the problem was caused by someone flushing latex gloves down the toilet, Messing told the AP.

"We deeply regret the serious inconvenience to our customers and are apologizing to them and compensating them for the poor conditions on the flight as well as the diversion and delay," he wrote in a statement from the Houston-based carrier.

Messing would not reveal the value of the vouchers the carrier distributed to the affected passengers, but Brock told reporters he received a $500 voucher... and that he wasn't sure he'd ever use it.



More News

Airborne 10.26.16: The Aero-Verse Remembers Bob Hoover, G450, Aeromedical Reform

Also: Keeping R/C History Alive, P-8A Training, R44 Cadets, Sea-Tac, China Eastern, Gulfstream G280 Record “When you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with >[...]

Airborne 10.25.16: The Aviation World Mourns Bob Hoover

Also: Rockwell Collins Buys B/E Aerospace, Airport Licensing, Drone Permits, Revised LODA, Aero-Calendar, Aerosonde HQ SUAS, Gogo Business Aviation, Hilf New CEO Of Vulcan, Battle >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.27.16)

Cavanaugh Flight Museum The Cavanaugh Flight Museum opened in October 1993, the brainchild of its founder, entrepreneur Jim Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh placed his growing collection of hi>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.27.16): Deviations

A departure from a current clearance, such as an off course maneuver to avoid weather or turbulence.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.27.16)

“The death of Bob Hoover is a tremendous loss to the entire aviation community. Bob was a great friend and mentor to countless aviators in the military, manufacturing, test p>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC