United Airlines just keeps taking L’s this year!
A woman named Nicole Harper claims the airline humiliated her by forcing her to pee in a cup during a flight on April 9, the same day as the flight with Dr. David Dao.
The mom of two was on her way to Houston with her family when the embarrassing incident occurred. Harper, who has an overactive bladder, had asked to use the bathroom, but the flight attendant then told her she could not get up because the pilot was expecting turbulence.
“[The flight attendant] very rudely told me I was not allowed to get out of my seat.”
At which point, Harper told the flight attendant:
“Well, I’m gonna need a cup then to use.”
She says she was brought a small plastic cup, and filled up two with the help of her husband. Later, she was told to empty the cups in the bathroom:
“[The flight attendant] was basically reprimanding me and talking down to me through the aisles with other people listening.”
Harper was also told the seats would need to be cleaned by a biohazard team, and that the crew would have to report her to the pilot.
The flight attendants obviously tell a different story, explaining that the flight was on its final descent when Harper asked to use the bathroom, and that all passengers had to be seated with their seat belts fastened, as dictated by Federal guidelines.
United also released a statement saying:
“Initial reports from the Mesa Airlines flight attendants indicate that Ms. Harper attempted to visit the lavatory on descent and was instructed to remain seated with the seat belt fastened per FAA regulations. At no point during the flight did flight attendants suggest that Ms. Harper use cups instead of the lavatory. We have reached out to Ms. Harper to better understand what occurred and we continue to review what happened.”
After what happened with Dr. David Dao, we find it hard to believe anything the airline says!
If her story is true, Nicole Harper definitely deserves an apology at the very least.
Are you still boycotting United, Perezcious readers???
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