British journalist disgusted by filthy first-class seat on British Airways

British journalist disgusted by filthy first-class seat on British Airways
Photo credit: YouTube Screenshot via Metro.
Photo credit: YouTube Screenshot via Metro.

INQUISITR NEWS – A “filthy” first-class seat on British Airways is making big news after a journalist flying with the airline took a closer look at his accommodations aboard the plane.

Owens dubs it a “filth class” seat in the video. He couldn’t believe what he saw, so he shot a video and tweeted it for all to see.

Viewers can clearly see dust, dirt, and grime that appear to have been collected over time. Within two days the video has received almost 200,000 views on YouTube.

AOL News Travel reports that Owens is a former BBC anchorman on Newsbeat. The video was recorded January 17 when he and his partner, Kai, took a trip to St. Lucia.

He told Mail Online, “My partner, Kai, and I took this trip after a stressful couple of years where we’ve both been working in different countries. We’re not part of the jet-set. We saved for this once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m really appalled that BA could treat us, or anybody else, with such contempt.”

“This is nothing short of corporate greed. They took our money – lots of it – and clearly can’t give a damn about their customers, whether they’re in first or economy.”

Some commenting on different sites about Owen’s filthy first-class seat think he should have taken his issue up with British Airways first and not make this a public embarrassment for the airline. However, many more think if you’re paying for a $14,000 pounds first-class seat, you deserve to have service that justifies spending that much on a plane ticket.

A British Airways spokesman spoke with Metro about Thomas’ experience aboard the airliner. He said, “We have contacted our customer to apologize. We are very sorry that on this occasion we have fallen short of our usual high standards. We pride ourselves on delivering a relaxing and pleasant experience in First, and are taking immediate action to address this issue.”

Owen Thomas accuses British Airways of “corporate greed” and not caring at all about their customers. This could draw attention to first-class accommodations on other big airlines. Those paying a lot for tickets wouldn’t enjoy sitting in a “filthy” first-class seat or an economy-class seat!

Here is a link to the video:


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  1. Excuse me the £14,000+
    Smh these points next time could be used to buy a seat on a private plane? Ha!


  2. Clearly on the dailymail website it says part of their tickets were paid with air miles points so he didn't pay the £4000+ I guess u get what u paid for?
    Its people like them that think they can walk over everyone bcuz they have a bit more money. Nothing can ever please yall. I guess their house must be sparkling clean and they take out the trash every minute. people who travel in economy dont even worry about not having the first class luxury.


  3. Mr. Dubs,
    I hope the high level hospitality of the St. Lucian people encouraged you and yours to forget about the filthy seat enjoying the tranquility, Beauty and the sound of the birds of my Lovely Island St. Lucia. Enjoy your vacation have lots of fun..


  4. After all they are all Brits let them fight each other,this has nothing to do with my St.Lucia. Thanks for coming hope you two had fun in the sun and sand.


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