Saturday, April 22, 2017

Now, toilet trouble on United Airlines' NY-Mumbai non-stop flight

United Airlines, which was at the receiving end recently for forcibly offloading a flyer from due to overbooking on a US flight, has run into troubled waters again. Flyers on the airline's Newark-Mumbai non-stop flight on Thursday complained that some toilets on board were "clogged" and hence, not usable.
A passenger on that flight, who requested anonymity , said, "Two lavatories in the economy class were shut, leaving only two toilets for the 100-odd passengers in that section. One of the four lavatories in the business class too was shut.There were long queues outside toilets in the economy class and many flyers tried to used the lavatories in the business section. When we asked the crew why the toilets were closed, they said flush systems were not wor king in those lavatories."
The flight is over 14 hours long with full meals, snacks and drinks served.
A United Airlines spokesperson told TOI: "We apologise to customers of flight UA 48 from New YorkNewark to Mumbai on April 19 for the inconvenience they experienced with the on board lavatories during their flight. While other on board facilities were functioning properly , this falls short of the service our customers expect from us. Our maintenance team inspected the facilities upon arrival and worked to resolve the issue."
22/04/17 Saurabh Sinha/The Times Of India

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