Passengers have been bitten by bed bugs on multiple Air India flights out of Newark Liberty International Airport in the past week, according to a passenger accounts and a published report.
Pravin Tonsekar said that the business class seats he, his wife and children had for a 17-hour flight to Mumbai on Tuesday were infested with bed bugs.
Tonsekar posted photos of what appear to be bed bugs on the plane’s seats. He wrote that both of his daughters were bitten “all over their bodies.”
Air India replied it is “sorry to hear this. Sharing the details with our maintenance team for corrective measures in this regard.”
Tonsekar couldn’t be reached for comment by NJ Advance Media.
On Thursday, other children, including an 8-month-old were bitten on the same Newark-Mumbai route, but aboard different aircraft than Tonsekar flew on, according to TimesofIndia.com.
A spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the agency hasn’t received any reports about bed bugs in the terminal or other areas of the airport.
Air India didn’t respond to a request from NJ Advance Media for comment.
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