Andrew Wilkinson had no choice but to put a plastic bag and blanket over the wet seat
Andrew Wilkinson, 39, claimed a BA stewardess gave him wet wipes to mop up the mess when he protested.
Andrew Wilkinson, 39, claims he was given a damp seat in BA’s economy class
The IT consultant said the stewardess agreed the seat was full of urine – so she gave him wipes to mop up the mess
The IT consultant from South West London said he boarded the flight from Heathrow to visit his parents in Cape Town.
But she went to the toilet and returned with “wipes” expecting him to clean up the mess.
A spokesman for trade union Unite said BA has faced brutal cuts which leave staff working on the Cape Town route underpaid
Bashing the airline, he added: “I am not bothered about compensation. I’d just like a proper apology.”
Last night, the trade union which represents flight crews said the 42-year-old’s ordeal was the result of BA’s cost-cutting schemes.
In compensation, BA offered Mr Wilkinson 5,000 of their Avios reward points and the choice of a flight voucher worth £435 or a free upgrade on his next flight to Cape Town
Oliver Richardson from Unite told the newspaper: “The Cape Town route is staffed by cabin crew who earn a pittance and have been taking industrial action.
“This passenger’s experience suggests the service is being hit.”
A spokesman for BA said: “We have been in touch with our customer to apologise and make amends.”