The Bed Bugs Are Airborn

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A woman named Heather Szilagyi posted pictures of bed bug bites
on her 7-year-old, alleging her whole family got chomped on
while flying British Airways from Canada to Slovakia earlier
this month. Bed bugs: they have lift-off.

The Guardian reports that nowhere is
safe, and you may at some point be trapped on a metal tube
hurling through the air as blood-drinking buggos infest your
luggage. Szilagyi says she saw the bugs themselves in
mid-flight on both the seat in front of her and crawling around
the TV monitor:

“I wanted to grab it but they’re quick and it crawled back
inside, behind the screen,” she told the Canadian broadcaster
CTV.

Szilagyi says she alerted a flight attendant but was told the
flight was full and nothing could be done. “It was nine hours
of knowing that I was probably going to get bit, but not
being sure,” she said.

Szilagyi says she knows both she and her daughter are very
sensitive, so the bites look especially bad. Her fiancé also
supposedly got bit six times. And she
apparently isn’t even asking for a refund—just a guarantee that
her family won’t be trapped on the same nightmare metal eagle
for the return trip, and that British Airways will fumigate the
cursed plane that haunts them. A spokesperson gave the
Guardian a statement:

“We have been in touch with our customer to apologise and
investigate further. British Airways operates more than
280,000 flights every year and reports of bed bugs onboard
are extremely rare. Nevertheless, we are vigilant and
continually monitor our aircraft.”

Like flying through the sky wasn’t scary enough.

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