Morbid Travel: Bodies On A Plane
We've always thought that if we died on vacation we'd at least have had our last moments doing something we loved--that's much better than keeling over after a hard day at the office. But after the recent death of a passenger on an American Airlines flight, we've been reading a lot about that rather icky situation of a dead body being on a plane.
Most airlines keep their procedures for such situations secret. Keeping bodies in a confined space like the bathroom is a no-no, so finding a spot where the least amount of passengers are affected is key. That's tricky on a plane, of course, where every bit of space is utilized in the most efficient way.
But don't worry too much. Experts say that we have just a 1 in 7,600,000 chance of dying on board a plane, so there are also long odds of being on a plane when it happens. We have warned you before to travel prepared, with a note stating what you want done with your remains, so perhaps before your next flight you can write down your request to be moved into first class. For some of us, that might be the only time we get to fly there.