A couple is seeking a refund, claiming their flight experience was ruined by being seated next to a farting dog.
A couple from New Zealand is requesting a refund of their airfare from Singapore Airlines, as they had to endure approximately 13 hours seated beside a dog that was slobbering, farting, and whining throughout the journey.
The Wellington couple Gill and Warren Press were travelling back to New Zealand from Europe in June and had boarded the flight from Paris to Singapore when they were surprised to discover a dog was accompanying the passenger in the seat beside them.
“I heard this noise-a heavy snorting,” said Gill Press.
“I thought it was my husband’s phone, but we looked down and realised it was the dog breathing. I said, ‘I’m not having this sit next to us the whole trip.’”
The couple is said to have asked for a seat change, but the cabin crew informed them that the only available seats were located at the rear of the economy class section.
Not wanting to downgrade, they ultimately chose to remain in their original seats. However, they asserted that halfway through the flight, the dog’s presence became intolerable.
In addition to the snorting, the couple mentioned that the dog was also passing gas. They further explained that the dog encroached on Warren’s legroom by placing its head under his feet, causing saliva to drip onto his leg.