British Airways passenger "Treated like a slave" after trying to move to first class

A British senior citizen said he was “treated like a slave” after falling ill during the flight and attempting to move to first class. The man was off to Jamaica and about an hour after takeoff from Gatwick he began to feel dizzy and his leg started to swell up. As the man attempted to move the crew surrounded him and dragged him back to his seat. The crew strapped him by the neck and shoulders into his seat and denied access to the toilet and was forced to defecate in his seat. 2 people who were trying to stand up for the man have kicked off the jet after it diverted to a Portuguese air force base on an Atlantic Island. The man was suffering from cancer and diabetes. 2 people where kicked off the flight on BA2263 on the Atlantic Island and a passenger said BA "Dealt with the suitation really badly. If you thought United where bad how about this from BA…

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worst month to travel on plane i guess

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Must be bad luck, first it was United, then there was an incident with American, today a passenger on a Delta flight got kicked off, and now British Airways. It’s quite unfortunate to see airlines treating their passengers like this. I hope this ends soon.

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I don’t think it’s bad luck. The way these airlines treated these passengers was rather poor, which is pretty unfortunate. But I believe we all have moments like these; it’s part of human nature to treat others poorly sometimes. However, despite this, I do NOT think it’s acceptable and everyone involved in incidents like these should be atleast suspended without pay from their job, unless they were the victim.

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I think 2017 isn’t a good year for the Airline Industry. I think FAA should implement a standard for the flight crews so these incidents won’t happen again in the future

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Wow, this is certainly an interesting display of supposedly “royal” customer service right there…

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Man! The airline industry is making it more and more difficult on themselves. I understand this is post 9/11 and safety is a huge issue but…What is going on?!

British airways did this? I heard better of them. (I am not blaming bava in any way).

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Really disgusting that they don’t even ask what he was doing, then kick people off in the middle of the atlantic.

Isn’t BA always had bad flight attendants and engineers that cause the plane to burn up and passengers to die cause flight attendants don’t know what to do. Sorry but Britain lost the aviation preferability after the trijet and then killed it after they retired the Concorde.

Could be the end of one of the worlds most dangerous airlines apart from Air France.

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Evidence? That comment has absolutely no merit nor has anything to do with this specific situation.

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The FAA is U.S-based. They have no jurisdiction over the internal operations of international carriers. Besides, it’s entirely up to the airlines to implement their own standards for flight attendants.

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I think Airlines should set up a standard for their existing crews and more training to the Flight Attendants. And set a tighter attitude requirements in order to recruit a Flight Attendant/Flight Crew. So these incidents won’t happen again

The airline industry this month is really having problems with passengers and airline staff.

I was making a joke…

Oh boy but let United pull this stunt there would be an uproar.

Seriously, why aren’t we gunning down BA as much as we are to United?

Two sides for every story. You wouldn’t deviate an aircraft and then return back to your departure point without very good reason. I am sure there is more to it then the man asking nicely if he could be moved as he wasn’t well and the cabin crew immediately handcuffing him to his chair. Two sides to every story.

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Why do airlines never understand their passenger’s needs in situations like this?

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Well, at least none are Australian 😜

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Why do people always take one side of the story as the whole truth and base their entire position on that?

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Is there anything wrong with taking one side of the story as the truth on an IFC topic? Why do people always have to be so negative when it comes to other people’s thoughts? I’m just going on what has been said in the top of this thread, and you don’t have any evidence to back yourself up. Could you try asking questions with a calmer attitude next time?