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Sam L
Aug 23rd, 2012, 09:38 AM
A Frenchwoman endured an 18-hour journey from the Pakistani city of Lahore to Paris and back again after sleeping through her plane's stop in the French capital, officials said on Wednesday.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) are investigating how ground crew failed to notice the woman during the plane's two-hour stopover at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
The woman, named as Patrice Christine Ahmed, who is married to a Pakistani, left Lahore at noon on Tuesday to fly to Paris via Milan, but did not wake up to get off the plane, airline spokesman Sultan Hasan said.
The woman did not mention her mistake to cabin crew and the matter only came to light when she was stopped by immigration officials on arrival back in Lahore on Wednesday morning - after a 12,000-kilometre round trip.
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Hasan said PIA were investigating the incident and the French subcontractor responsible for passenger handling in Paris.
"We have put questions to this French firm also about the incident but it is also the responsibility of the passenger to disembark at the destination," he said.
"It is a passenger's responsibility to check about the destination and disembark when the plane arrives at the particular airport."
PIA later arranged to send the woman back to Paris with another airline because none of its own flights were available, but said that the party responsible for the negligence will pay for the extra ticket.
"It depends who is at fault. If it is a mistake by the local firm, they will pay and if the woman herself is responsible than she will have to bear the cost," Hasan said.


http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/sleepy-passenger-goes-on-18hour-round-trip-after-missing-stop-20120823-24nbp.html

I feel bad for her but this is hilarious. :lol: How did she not wake up?

Lin Lin
Aug 23rd, 2012, 10:03 AM
:lol:

Just Do It
Aug 23rd, 2012, 10:21 AM
Didn't they check the plane before taking off from Paris back to Pakistan :weirdo: It's all their fault, she could have been dead and they wouldn't notice :shrug:

Blu€
Aug 23rd, 2012, 10:25 AM
This sounds ridiculous, I mean why didn't she say anything when she saw people boarding again the plane? Was she still sleeping? Did she sleep the whole 18 hours? :lol: Anyway, aren't they supposed to clean up the airplane after each flight? No one realized there was a woman sleeping in an empty plane? :lol:

GoofyDuck
Aug 23rd, 2012, 10:40 AM
Flight crew failed as everyone needs to get out of airplane during stopover. Every seat should be checked to make sure all passengers are out.

Also I always thought the plane was cleaned during such stopovers and also needs to be checked wether at every seat magazines and safetycards are present.

shap_half
Aug 23rd, 2012, 12:06 PM
It's obvious to me that the airline is at fault. As someone who travels often, I can't even imagine how no one noticed that this woman was still on the plane.

KournikovaFan91
Aug 23rd, 2012, 10:24 PM
Shocked no crew member discovered this and it seems no cleaners boarded either, so that must of been one dirty ass plane.

edificio
Aug 23rd, 2012, 10:26 PM
Did she take sleeping pills? No way could I sleep through a takeoff or a descent.

tennislover
Aug 24th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Didn't they check the plane before taking off from Paris back to Pakistan :weirdo: It's all their fault, she couldn't have been dead and they wouldn't notice :shrug:

very true
She should sue them

hellas719
Aug 24th, 2012, 05:17 AM
Didn't they check the plane before taking off from Paris back to Pakistan :weirdo: It's all their fault, she couldn't have been dead and they wouldn't notice :shrug:

This.