Two women tried to board an easyJet flight with a dead relative strapped into a wheelchair, saying that he was disabled, frail and “always likes to sleep like that”.It was a flight to Germany, where the three were from. Maybe they meant to bury him there. But there are rules:
The widow and stepdaughter of Curt Willi Jarant, 91, insist that he was moving and breathing on the way to Liverpool John Lennon airport. But staff called a medical team after noticing that he was cold and motionless.
Bodies being repatriated across international boundaries are required to have the necessary paperwork and be contained inside hermetically sealed, zinc-lined coffins in the cargo hold.Sounds like that would be costly, in time and money.
It's extra expensive to travel when dead.
It's cheaper to be a "sleeper", instead.
But though he had a valid ticket,
authorities said it wasn't cricket.