ramper@iah
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 3:03 am

Reminds me of the movie, Weekend At Bernie's.
 
toady
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 3:13 am

I guess that's why the building is called a "terminal".



''We never would have allowed a passenger who had passed away to board an aircraft,''

Is that the quote of the year so far?


 
skyhawk
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 5:57 am

I think I might have an answer as to why they took their father on a flight when more than likey he was already dead. It costs signigicantly less to buy a ticket for a "live" body than a dead one. Cargo costs are quite high. Many years ago that is precisely what a woman told my husband who was working international arrivals for PanAm. Her father got on in FCO knowing he probably wouldn't live through the flight, he got as far as customs when he expired. Lots and lots of paperwork for that one.
 
jhooper
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 6:09 am

I would imagine it'd be difficult to sneak a dead person through the security checkpoints, etc.
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
 
Dazed767
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 6:10 am

And this is coming from an airline that sent 2 different kids to the wrong destinations last year....a dead man boarding the plane wouldn't suprise me at all.
 
david b.
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 6:17 am

Dead man boarding Big thumbs up
Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
 
GD727
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 6:20 am

I agree with Dazed767. The passenger probobly died even before boarding.
Mmmm forbidden donut.
 
jessman
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 8:00 am

Will he get a refund under the airline's bereavement policy?
 
Av8trxx
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 8:03 am

Since when does HP "Express" fly 737s into DSM? NOT!
 
PanAm747
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 8:15 am

Skyhawk-

I can't believe people would do that with their own family members, that has got to be sick.
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ZOOMER
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 8:36 am

Hey PanAm, what do you know? It may well have been his own wish to try and get home to die and his son was probably just carrying out his father's wishes. Please don't pass judgement on an event on which you know absolutely NOTHING about regarding the background to it all.
 
PanAm747
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 11:18 am

I could see him now, screaming at the gate agent because of his delayed flight,

"What do you mean it's delayed, I have to hurry up and get home so I can die!"
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IMissPiedmont
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Tue Mar 19, 2002 11:21 am

I really do feel for the mans family. Seriously. However, having a rather warped sense of humour, I think it's funny.

My question is why the hell did the people on the ground not notice something was amiss? If I were escorting an elderly and ill person to an aircraft I would certainly notice that they were DEAD! Believe it, or not, it is actually quite easy to tell a dead person from a sleeping person. I've been by the side of far too many friends and family at the moment they died to ever be mistaken.

I suspect that HP is not totally at fault. There must have been someone escorting the poor man to the gate. I cannot imagine the gate agent not asking if the man was alright.

Anyway he died, it would appear, a very peacefull death after having seen his family and knowing that he was loved. Rather unlike a friends brother who died 3 weeks ago from a heart attack. No one was able to reach my friends brother for many years due to his depression. He died on his bathroom floor and wasn't found for a week.

OK, the last was off topic in a way. My base point is that a man died being loved. That is more important than where, or how, he died.

PS : To those that may have a hard time with me finding humour in a death, get over it. I plan to die in such a way that people will laugh about it for years. It's an old family tradition.
The day you stop learning is the day you should die.
 
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Thu Mar 21, 2002 3:24 am

If anyone's sick, I think it's you PanAm!  Sad
 
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RE: Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane

Thu Mar 21, 2002 4:12 am

Service to DSM is no longer served by America West Express it is now a America West mainline city with 737 service.

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