A Des Moines bound United Airlines flight from Denver was delayed six hours Tuesday when passengers alerted flight attendants to three ticks in the plane’s cabin.
“It is an unusual situation to find ticks on the plane, and we regret any inconvenience this might have caused our customers,” United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said.
How the wayward arachnids got on the jet had not been determined. A replacement aircraft shuttled the 107 passengers to Des Moines while Flight 1178 was deticked and checked.
Urbanski said no ticks were found on passengers.
Severe thunderstorms, meanwhile, further delayed the trip to Des Moines.
“I never heard of it before, but it is a serious matter, and they had to get plane cleaned up,” said former West Des Moines resident and passenger William B. Seward, 80, of The Villages, Fla. “I’m retired, so my schedule is flexible.”
being a passenger on that plane and arriving late would tick me off.
7/9/2008 1:18:57 PM
User Imageeddie2211 wrote:being a passenger on that plane and arriving late would tick me off.7/9/2008 1:18:57 PM