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February 23, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

British Airways baggage handlers have reportedly been told to stop urinating in the cargo holds of planes after engineers discovered flaking metal.

The story is more convoluted than it sounds. The publication Intelligent Aerospace reported that BA staff at airports across Britain had allegedly been relieving themselves in the aircraft holds because it was easier than walking back to the terminal buildings.

Intelligent Aerospace cited Britain’s Daily Mail as the source of the story, which in turn referred to London’s mass-circulation Sun newspaper. A BA source had allegedly told a Sun reporter: “Basically the guys were taking a leak in the hold when they were caught short. You can understand it.

“They are tucked away in the holds of these massive planes and they need to go.”

The source said it could be “a real trek” to trudge all the way back to the toilets at the staff centre.

“Eventually it emerged urine is quite corrosive and there was some issues with some of the Boeing 747s,” the BA source is reported to have said.

And what is British Airways’ comment? “We have no record of this,” a spokesman stated.

Written by Peter Needham

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