Couple's trip ruined when they were covered by vomit on plane home

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Couple's Anniversary Ruined by In-Flight Nightmare

Cramped seats, spreading germs and poor food are just a few of the reasons why flying isn't always the most enjoyable experience, but what happened to this couple was even worse.

Janet and Gary, from California, ended up covered in someone else's sick on the flight home from their anniversary holiday.

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While on board the flight back from Hawaii, Gary went to pull a blanket out of the back of the seat in front of them, only to find it wasn't the only thing in there - a full sick bag came out too.

Janet, a trained nurse, was quick to realise what had happened and was keen to secure the bag and the area around them as there were children nearby.

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Unfortunately, as she tried to fold down the top of the paper sick bag, the vomit ended up spraying onto the couple.

According to the Huffington Post, the couple were flying with United Airlines at the time.

Speaking on The Doctors TV programme, Janet said: "It basically was in a bag, my husband had found it and once he discovered it the nurse in me thought 'I've got to secure this bag and I've got to secure this area'."

The couple were sat towards the back of the plane near the bathrooms and when the incident with the sick bag occurred Janet said she was in shock and felt 'kind of disgusted'.

They caught the attention of a flight attendant nearby in the hope that they would be able to deal with the situation.

Janet said when the flight attendant finally took the bag off her it appeared as if she had no idea how to dispose of it. In the mean time Janet took the opportunity to go to the bathroom and wash her hands.

On her return the flight attendant said: "We changed that seat cover when this flight landed", suggesting that the flight crew were aware of the situation before the new passengers boarded the plane.

The couple asked to move seats but the staff could only move then into separate seats away from each other so the pair decided to stick it out for the rest of the flight and stay in the same seats.

A spokesperson for United Airlines said: "Our cleaners apparently failed to clean all of the seatback pockets."

They reportedly gave the couple $300 in credit to go towards another flight but Janet said: "I've lost a lot of faith and trust with the airline."

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