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Man forced to help his wife urinate into cups after United Airlines flight crew did not let her use bathroom

By Mason White 10:58 AM May 24, 2017
United Airlines
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By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A mother was left humiliated by United Airlines flight attendants, who would not allow her to use the bathroom, forcing her to urinate into cups instead.

Nicole Harper, a mother of two children, was on a flight from Houston, Texas, to Missouri, when the humiliating incident occurred.

Although Harper was embarrassed to talk about her degrading incident, she did so in order to hold the airline responsible.

Harper said that she had an overactive bladder, and about 30 minutes into the flight, she desperately had to use the bathroom.

When she got up, a flight attended ordered her to sit down as they were serving drinks.

When Harper explained that it was an emergency, the flight attendant said that the pilot was expecting turbulence.

When she was refused access to the bathroom, Harper was forced to use two cups to urinate. The mother said that she had to ask her husband to help her urinate into the cups while she was in her seat.

Harper said that after her husband helped her urinate, she filled up two cups.

The flight attendant then publicly shamed her.

The flight attendant ordered her to empty the cups in the bathroom and she told her in front of other passengers that she will be reported.

The flight attendant also said that when the plane landed, the seats will have to be cleaned by a biohazard team.

United Airlines said that the initial report was that “Harper attempted to visit the lavatory on descent and was instructed to remain seated with the seat belt fastened per FAA regulations.”

They also defended the flight attendant and said that “at no point during the flight did flight attendants suggest that Harper use cups instead of the lavatory.”

However, they are investigating the incident, and they said that they have reached out to Harper to get her side of the story and to “better understand what occurred.”