February 26, 2016 | by Clover Hope | Jezebel
A British Airways plane was taken out of service last week after bed bugs were discovered when the crew tried to stuff extra large carry-ons into an overhead compartment.
Since the bugs (two of them) were found between flights, in row 47, the crew claims it wasn’t able to remove them in time.
“This isn’t a bed… It’s a plane!” one bug reportedly said to the other.
Cabin crew logged the issue because passengers were bitten but bosses decided to keep the aircraft in service.
Staff hid out after the critters were spotted on a Boeing 747 from the US to Heathrow last week.
One passenger was nipped at 30,000ft and others saw the bugs and their eggs.
A spokeswoman for British Airways told Mashable otherwise: “We wouldn’t let a plane continue to fly if we knew it had an issue.” Hmmm.
The plane was later fumigated, but it’s more likely the bugs decided to disembark on their own after realizing the plane wasn’t a bed.
The company rep adds, “Whenever any report of bed bugs is received, we launch a thorough investigation and, if appropriate, remove the aircraft from service and use specialist teams to treat it—this happened in this instance.”