Almost two weeks after reports of bed bugs surfaced at United Headquarters at the Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago, the company has been given the all clear as of Saturday night. To be clear, the bed bugs impacted only the corporate headquarters and were not discovered on any flights.
However, bedbugs were found on a Swiss flight from BOM-ZRH in business class on August 4th and one FA was bitten. According to the article (use Google translate) the plane was disinfected and has since returned to flying.
Several bed bugs were nesting in Business Class, as spokeswoman Myriam Ziesack confirmed. “After the incident became known, the affected aircraft was temporarily withdrawn from the market,” says Ziesack. pest controllers investigated the plane with a beagle. “The plane was then heated with a special hot-air oven. In this case, all the bugs and their larvae were destroyed “says Ziesack. Since Friday, the plane is on the road again.
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