A woman flying in Emirates’ business class was ruined after a drunk individual seemed bent on urinating on her. The traveler, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Telegraph that the individual approached her seat while undoing his trousers. She and her husband were were traveling from Glasgow to Sydney via a stopover in Dubai. By opting for Emirates’ business class, she hoped to have a plausible and comfortable flight. But a few hours into the flight, the couple realized there was a very loud group in the bar area.
“I decided to spend 108,000 miles to upgrade us to business class for the long 13-hour trip from Dubai to Sydney,” she told The Telegraph. A person in the group approached the passenger’s seat and wanted to sit in it, even though she was already seated. “He was convinced that it was his. His friend pulled him away, but about an hour later, the same thing happened again,” the passenger recalled.
I was terrified that if I closed my eyes, he would come back and relieve himself on me.Emirates business class passenger
Warned by her husband, a steward intervened and, once again, removed the drunk passenger. The individual approached the passenger a third time, but with a totally strange and inappropriate intention.
“This time, as he approached me, he unzipped his pants and it looked like he was going to urinate on my seat,” said the passenger. Her husband quickly got up and pushed him away. The traveler’s attitude “totally ruined our trip in business class,” the traveler lamented. It prevented her from closing her eyes throughout the 13-hour flight, “because I was terrified that if I closed my eyes, he would come back and relieve himself on me.”
A report was written by the flight attendants about the incident and Emirates promised to contact the afflicted passenger. Before the return flight to Glasgow, the passenger contacted Emirates and requested an upgrade to the same return flight, i.e. Sydney – Dubai, or a refund of the 108,000 miles of the outbound flight.
But this request was denied and Emirates decided to give her 20,000 miles as a goodwill gesture. Contacted by The Independent, Emirates said through a spokesperson that it is in contact with the passenger to resolve the issue. In the end, she only received 60,000 miles as further compensation.