Couple sue airline over farting dog that ruined their 13-hour flight

A couple has sued an airline over a "farting dog" which they claim ruined their long-haul flight due to its backside bother.

Gill and Warren Press are looking for a refund after their 13-hour flight was allegedly disrupted by a parping pooch while on traveling from Paris to Singapore.

Singapore Airlines are now facing off with the Press couple, who claim the dog was "snorting" and "farting" for the whole trip next to their premium economy seats.

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The irate couple say they were booked next to a passenger in need of an emotional support dog, an animal which would not stop farting when 30,000ft in the air.

Gill, speaking to Stuff, said: "I heard this noise – a heavy snorting. thought it was my husband’s phone, but we looked down and realised it was the dog breathing. I said, 'I’m not having this sitting next to us the whole trip.'"

An inquiry into moving seats was soon heard, though the couple were faced with downgrading their seats, something they did not wish to do.

Instead, they toughed it out and are now claiming the stench from the pup was unbearable, with Warren battling for legroom.

The dog, which the couple claim made itself comfortable in the vestibule, began farting liberally, while Gill blasted the owner for the dog's placement.

She said the owner "couldn't have the dog out in the aisle because they couldn’t get the trolleys through, so it had to come in further, which meant his head was under my husband’s feet."

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A second complaint to in-flight staff saws the couple moved to the front of economy class, which was freed up by members of the cabin crew.

After several weeks of complaining, Gill claims the only contact they received was a travel voucher worth £95, which they say is not enough for their inconvenience.

A Singapore Airlines spokesperson said: "Singapore Airlines endeavours to notify customers who may be seated next to an assistance dog prior to boarding the flight.

"We sincerely apologise that this did not occur in this case, and will work with our airport teams to ensure that this lapse does not occur in future.

"In circumstances where customers seated next to an assistance dog request to be moved, Singapore Airlines will assist to re-seat customers within the same cabin where space permits."

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