By Emma Prestwich
Most of us hope we’ll never have to use the bags that airlines provide at your seat, but one couple probably never wants to see one ever again.
Janet Masters and her husband were returning from an anniversary trip to Hawaii on a United Airlines flight when she discovered a full barf bag covered in a blanket and tucked into the seat pocket, she told CBS Sacramento.
When she handed it to the flight attendant, the vomit got on both her and her husband’s clothes. The staffer offered to move them to another seat, but Masters says they still had to sit with the smell for the rest of the flight.
After CBS contacted United, the airline offered the pair a US$300 credit towards another flight.
More nauseating, this isn’t the first vomit-related issue on a United flight.
In April, a Maryland family told WUSA9 that they were forced to sit in vomit-soaked seats after they noticed the carry-on bags they had stashed under the seats were wet.
Scott Shirley said that the airline told them a passenger was ill on an earlier flight and the cabin crew had cleaned it up, according to the Daily Mail.
“It was clear that no one had cleaned the area where we were sitting, because there was no evidence of any chemical smell whatsoever. This was purely that distinct smell of vomit on our hands and backpacks,” he told the news outlet.
He said that the airline offered them only blankets to cover up the smell.
United later apologized and offered them vouchers, extra mileage points, and an offer to make a claim for their baggage.