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Delta Air Lines has issued an apology after a male customer was left “covered” in dog feces “everywhere,” after he sat in feces left behind by a service animal on a flight last week.

On Nov. 1, Matthew Meehan had already taken his seat for his Delta flight from Atlanta to Miami when he made the nauseating discovery.

“Actual feces and it was all over me. I sat in it and it was on the seat, on the floor, the seat in front. And I was literally in it,” he told WXYZ.

Reps for Delta later confirmed to Fox News that the accident happened during a “previous flight with an ill service animal.”

According to the Detroit Free Press, Meehan claims that when he requested assistance from the cabin crew to clean up, they gave him two paper towels and a small bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin — which didn’t prove to be much of a help.

"I was in the bathroom cleaning feces off the back of my legs, my shoes. I was wearing loafers unfortunately, so the feces was all over my bare ankles,” Meehan told WSB-TV.

Proceeding to speak with a manager, Meehan recalled that the unnamed Delta staffer dismissed his complaint.

"She said to me, 'Well, that’s not my problem… If the cleaning crew didn’t clean your seat, I don’t have any control over that,” he told the outlet.

Meehan, who told Fox News on Nov. 6 that he resides in both Miami and Michigan, further divulged that some of his fellow passengers refused to take their seats until the foul mess was cleaned up. He also took to Facebook to share images of the incident.

“It filled the entire plastic bag. Paper towels full of feces, and they wanted me to sit in that,” Meehan said of the cleaning crew’s actions, adding that passengers laid down blankets to further protect themselves.

"I have never in my entire life felt more dehumanized. I felt like an animal," Meehan told WSB-TV of the overall experience. “Words can’t even describe how awful it was, and they had so many opportunities to make it right."

Reps for Delta returned Fox News’ request for comment with a statement, saying that the airline has offered to refund his flight as well as compensate him for his soiled apparel.

In the days since the story made headlines, Meehan says he has been contacted by "dozens of lawyers" interested in taking on the case. (iStock)

"On Nov. 1, an aircraft operating flight 1949 from Atlanta to Miami was boarded before cleaning was completed following an incident from a previous flight with an ill service animal. Delta apologizes to customers impacted by the incident and has reached out to make it right, offering a refund and additional compensation,” a spokesperson said. “The safety and health of our customers and employees is our top priority, and we are conducting a full investigation while following up with the right teams to prevent this from happening again. Upon landing in Miami, the aircraft was taken out of service to be deep cleaned and disinfected."

“We are in direct contact with the customer, offering to reimburse his shoes and suit, refund his flight and provide additional compensation for the inconvenience,” they added.

In the days since the story made headlines, Meehan says he has been contacted by "dozens of lawyers" interested in taking on the case, WXYZ reports.

Meanwhile, he told Fox News that what he really wants from the carrier is the truth.

“I really just needed answers from Delta, and I’ve been told three different stories as to where [exactly] the feces came from,” Meehan said,

“Feces is feces. It’s full of diseases. Even after I cleaned and sanitized myself, I was still forced to sit in the seat. The feces made contact with my body, shoes, it transferred to my hands … I just need answers,” he added.

“I really hope Delta takes a good, hard look at this incident… there were so many opportunities to correct this situation,” he concluded. “I can’t believe I had been the one to ask for cleaning supplies.”

The subject of emotional support and service animals on airplanes has proven to be one of the most controversial travel topics of the year, ever since an emotional support peacock named Dexter and his owner were rejected from boarding a United Airlines flight in January. A few months later, a French bulldog died midflight after being accidentally placed into an overhead bin by a United Airlines flight attendant for the duration of the trip.

Various carriers have been tightening the leash on their respective rules regarding the transportation of both companion and service animals in the high skies.

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/delta-apologizes-after-customer-sits-in-dog-feces

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Dafey
3 hours ago, softail said:

Various carriers have been tightening the leash on their respective rules regarding the transportation of both companion and service animals in the high skies.

Haha...what a sense of humor! 

From years ago....

When Pigs Fly!

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There’s no way to know if hell has frozen over, but it’s official — pigs can fly.

An embarrassed US Airways is promising it will never again allow barnyard animals onto its flights after a 300-pound hog accompanied 200 human passengers on a six-hour flight from Philadelphia to Seattle on Oct. 17.

“We can confirm that the pig traveled, and we can confirm that it will never happen again,” US Airways spokesman David Castelveter said. “Let me stress that. It will never happen again.”

Sources familiar with the incident told the Philadelphia Daily News for Friday’s editions that the pig’s owners convinced the airline that the animal was a “therapeutic companion pet,” like a guide dog for the blind.

Owners Had Doctor’s Note

The pig was traveling with two unidentified women, one in her 30s, the other a senior citizen. An internal US Airways incident report said the owners claimed they had a doctor’s note that allowed them to fly with the animal.

US Airways and Federal Aviation Administration rules allow passengers to fly with service animals.

“According to [the] Philadelphia agent who talked to passenger over phone … passenger described pig as being 13 pounds, so based on this info, authorization was given,” the report stated. Passengers on the flight told the Daily News the pig actually weighed several hundred pounds.

Pig Goes Wild

The pig, which spent the flight in the first row of first class, went ape when the aircraft taxied into Seattle, according to the report.

It reportedly ran loose through the aircraft, squealing loudly, and even tried to enter the cockpit.

“Many people on board the aircraft were quite upset that there was a large uncontrollable pig on board, especially those in the first-class cabin,” the incident report stated.

The pig made it off the plane but continued to squeal in the Seattle airport.

“Once the pig was off aircraft, another passenger had to push while the two women pulled to get it in the elevator. The whole time, the pig was squealing so loudly everyone in the terminal heard it,” according to the report.

 

https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=95217&page=1

 

 

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lamoe

""I have never in my entire life felt more dehumanized. I felt like an animal," Meehan told WSB-TV of the overall experience.

"“Actual feces and it was all over me. I sat in it and it was on the seat, on the floor, the seat in front. And I was literally in it,” he told WXYZ."

Just a tad overboard on the emotions. If there was that much he couldn't smell it or see it?

Think back to what you ate as a baby :shitstormretarded:

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Goetz1965

Wow that guy is a lucky winner - how much million dollars will his compensation be ???

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Enuff

I often plop down without looking into my seat, like almost fcuking never. The guy must be a real genius.

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31 minutes ago, Enuff said:

I often plop down without looking into my seat, like almost fcuking never. The guy must be a real genius.

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Nope just a very quick thinker

Let's see - poop on seat - sit in it and sue or refuse to be seated?

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wondersailor

The use of "service" animals have gotten way out of hand. It is just another example where the very small minority has gained control of the rights of the majority. "Safe Space" anyone?

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9 hours ago, wondersailor said:

The use of "service" animals have gotten way out of hand. It is just another example where the very small minority has gained control of the rights of the majority. "Safe Space" anyone?

Similar to the standard "disabled stickers" in Chicago - didn't have to pay parking meters

Had so many they issued  special ones that were very stringently administer (:ROFLMAO:)

 

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