Bed bug attack has woman itching to bust airline

If the Internet has taught us one thing, it’s that free porn is Constitutionally protected.

It’s also taught us that those who can create a quick website can get the attention of even the largest corporations.

Just like a vampire, he 'vants to drink your blood.'

Just like a vampire, he 'vants to drink your blood.'

British Airways customer Zane Selkirk, 28, says she was consumed by bed bugs on two long-distance flights.

“This small site was built after two horrendous flights taken in January and February of 2011 on British Airways. During the first, I turned on my light to find bugs crawling on my blanket and a bedbug-blood-spattered shirt. On the return journey, I left my 10-hour flight to find my body covered with 90 bug bites. The worst part was the nonexistent customer service throughout the 10-day ordeal,” the Los Angeles-based Yahoo employee writes on her website.

Her pictures tell the itchy tale well.

After her story began circulating online, British Airways fumigated one of the jets, The Daily Mail reports.

Selkirk, who said she’s not seeking monetary compensation for her travails, said her website was the most effective way to get the attention of a customer service department “that wouldn’t even acknowledge that I had bites all over my body.”

She said: ”If enough people started talking about their experiences with bed bugs on planes, the airline industry would have to do something about it.”

Despite spending a lot of time in bed, I’ve never had bed bugs. But more and more Americans are being bitten and the small parasitic insects, largely eradicated in the 1940s, have mutated to the point they cannot be effectively be controlled by pesticides.

4 comments Add your comment

Itchy

February 25th, 2011
3:59 pm

“She said: ”If enough people started talking about their experiences with bed bugs on planes, the airline industry would have to do something about it.”

Yeah, they’ll probably start charging for the flight attendant to come around and spray you with insecticide.

Old Geezer

February 25th, 2011
4:30 pm

I still keep some DDT in the garage just in case.

Phil Cooper

February 26th, 2011
4:14 pm

@Old Geezer, the word on the street is that some of these new bedbugs eat DDT as a snack.

rmg31259

March 3rd, 2011
7:22 am

LMAO @ Phil Cooper