Jetstar gives travel vouchers after inflight death

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Australian low cost carrier, Jetstar Airways, has offered passengers $100 in travel vouchers as compensation for flying with the corpse of a man who died on a recent flight from Singapore to Auckland.Ninety minutes into the 11 hour flight, a 31 year old New Zealand man started choking and after failed attempts at CPR, passed away, the Waikato Times reported.Fellow passenger and former pilot and founder of Kiwi Air, Ewan Wilson, said nearby passengers were “visibly shaken and very shocked”.”What surprised me was the plane didn’t immediately divert, the general practice for an airline is to land as soon as possible if there is a medical emergency,” Mr Wilson told the Waikato Times.”It’s a very busy part of the world – there’s Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. We weren’t mid-Atlantic.”According to the newspaper, Mr Wilson said he would have preferred the plane turn around rather than offer travel voucher compensation.”I’m not against Jetstar and I think the cabin crew managed it very well. I just feel incredibly sad for the deceased and his partner, and I feel that going back to Singapore would have been a lot more appropriate.”A Jetstar spokesman told the newspaper the man’s partner asked for the flight to continue on to Auckland and the airline have since contacted nearby passengers to thank them for their understanding.last_img read more