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Here's the problem and how bedbugs aren't taken seriously

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  1. bedbugsbad

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Sun Jul 5 2009 16:53:18
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    Don't think this is a repost - if it is I apologize.

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-mileage-plus/950805-multiple-mosquito-bites-transatlantic-flight-b777overwater.html

    A post by a passenger on a frequent flier message board about how she was bitten 7 times by a "mosquito" on a flight. Look at ridicule she gets from the other posters, especially when someone suggests it was bedbugs. This is attitude out there and why it's such an uphill fight.

  2. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Sun Jul 5 2009 17:43:32
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    It's really awful how ignorant people were.

    Not just how rude they were to this poor passenger who was (apparently) bitten on a plane.

    But also their ignorance about bed bugs, which shows how far we have to go on this.

    Anyone who considers themselves a "frequent flyer" out to bone up on the travel FAQs, because they are probably going to be exposed to bed bugs in a hotel, ship, plane, or other location, sometime soon.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 10 years ago
    Sun Jul 26 2009 18:58:35
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    OMG, this is awful. Imagine this repeated, in every other walk of life. Maybe it was the plane, maybe not, but the ridicule this woman was subjected to...

    One day, it may well be that BBs are again an expected part of life and that every individual and home must cope with it in their own way. But we're not there now. When companies fire individuals for bringing in BBs and when hotels contemplate barring people of "high risk nationalities" (see Doggett's guide), when medical facilities refuse treatment to patients with BBs, then those places need to take responsibility when they are the source of infestation to other people.

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night...
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