United Flight Attendant Forces Passenger To Pee In Cup!

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Oh wow! I told you about my Shocking United Airlines Experience, after United dragging a passenger off the plane creating nationwide attention, then a scorpion stung a passenger on a United plane. Next came the suspicious story of how a wedding couple were pulled from their flight. Most recently there were questions about how a 3 foot long Rabbit died while in United’s care. Now a passenger claims that a flight attendant forced her to pee in a cup rather then allow her to go to the restroom on her United flight.

United Forces Passenger To Pee In Cup!

As reported by KansasCityStar

In yet another horror story about the state of commercial aviation, a nurse from Kansas City says she was forced to pee into a cup in her seat because she was not allowed to use the plane’s lavatory.

Harper said her experience happened the same day that 69-year-old David Dao was injured while being forced off a United flight that was overbooked. That incident happened April 9.

Harper said flight attendants would not allow her to get out of her seat and use the bathroom until the captain turned off the seat belt sign.

“After explaining that I have an overactive bladder and would either need to use the restroom or pee in a cup, I was handed a cup by flight attendants,” Harper said in her post.

“You would think peeing in a cup on an airplane in front of my family and strangers would be the worst part of this story. But the way I was treated by flight attendants afterwards was worse,” Harper wrote.

She said attendants “shamed her” by saying they would be filing a report and that she would have to speak to the pilot after landing. She said they also told her they would have to call a hazmat team to clean the row of seats where she had used the cup. Harper said there was no mess involved.

She said her subsequent efforts to reach the customer service department at United were unsuccessful.


Bottom Line

This is starting to get a little crazy. What do you think about this story?


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  1. Why is the only person talking about this incident the person who peed in the cup? Was it an empty flight? Surely there should have been witnesses to this happening… ??

  2. In a world filled with fake news, I don’t trust reports that haven’t been verified using multiple sources.

  3. Not surprising at all that United would stoop this low. Lets see if some corroboration emerges but until then, United is always going to be guilty until proven innocent in the court of public opinion.

  4. An overactive bladder? Is that a medical condition? Wouldn’t you have a doctors note for going on flights or for other situations where you given priority to use the bathroom? Nice try. Attendants have to put your safety before your need to pee, no exceptions, unless you have a proven medical reason.
    The woman then, neatly, peed into a cup. A cup. So not much pee then, she could have held it. I am of course assuming she’s not 4 years old.
    And she had NO shame about peeing in front of other people…In her seat.. on an airplane? she managed that maneuver?
    Wow.. how low can you go? Apparently very.
    This story is full of holes.

  5. Im disgusted by all these stories of airlines treating people so horribly. What kind of people are airlines like United hiring?? I will never fly with United… NEVER. Stop treating people like cattle United should feel ashamed of themselves and for that matter anyone who tries to spin and justify the actions of United Airlines staff members. If the staff members hate people that much then dont work in a customer care environment.

  6. @Jen. You know how many times I’ve forgotten to turn off the seatbelt sign?!

  7. This is stupid and the attendant called that woman’s bluff by giving her a cup. I have OAB, and you wear special underwear especially when you travel. Anyone who has legitimate OAB is well prepared for travel. That woman acted like a spoil brat and used the excuse she has OAB when she doesn’t, shame. She deserved to be called on it, lier.

  8. Oh my. Stop with the hate against an airline!
    People need to take responsibility for their actions.

  9. So if she HAD used the bathroom while the seatbelt sign was on (for our safety) and injured herself from turbulence…..she would have blamed the airline as well.

    Fake story or not….passenger safety is the priority here.

    Although on many flights I have seen people use the restroom while the seatbelt sign is on and it’s always 50/50 as to if the FA’s require the person to sit back down.

  10. OH WHO CARES?!!!

    Big news woman – relieves herself in a cup. She was lucky she was given a receptacle of any description. I’m with Marie on this.

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