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Passenger Live Tweets About Her United Flight That Was Infested With Bugs

by SharonKurheg

United flight 169 was traveling from Venice to Newark earlier this week when a passenger began noticing a large quantity of large ants on board the plane.

Charlotte Burns, an editor based in New York, began live tweeting the incident as it happened…

United’s response during the event:

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In a statement while the tweets were happening, a United spokesperson said: ‘We are concerned by the experience our customer reported on United flight 169 from Venice to Newark. We have been in contact with the crew and they have advised the ants have been isolated from a customer’s bag. At this time, the aircraft will continue to its final destination. We will be taking the aircraft out of service when it arrives in Newark.’

Frankly, I don’t know if the ants truly came from the passenger’s bag or were on the plane itself. I also can’t tell if there were 20 ants and she was making a mountain out of an anthill (you see what I did there?), or if there were actually 200 or 2000 (in which case yes, it’s a problem). But I’m glad United is going to check the plane out.

If nothing else, it made for a good story. 😉

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This post first appeared on Your Mileage May Vary


Brian June 18, 2019 - 3:19 pm

Interesting she forgot to take a single photo while onboard while having all the time to tweet about it.

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Gene June 20, 2019 - 9:36 am

What Brian said. This is bs.


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