Two women were stopped at the John Lennon Airport in Liverpool England after trying to sneak a dead relative on board a plane bound for Germany. The women were the dead man’s wife and step daughter who insisted that the man was merely asleep and not dead.
Maybe it’s more of a Monty Python scene than it is “Weekend at Bernie’s” alas, I digress.
What they should’ve have done is book the man as a “Jim Wilson,” which is what American Airlines calls all human remains flying on their planes and saved themselves the jail time. I’m not trying to be disrepectful, but c’mon, seriously how did they not know that the man was dead?
The BBC is now reporting that an airport worker that helped the ladies get the man out of the cab “knew” that the guy was dead.
I understand that flying a corpse is an expensive proposition, but what these ladies tried to do is just plain ridiculous. Can you imagine being seated next to a dead man? Yikes.