United denies telling Kansas City woman to urinate in a cup

Posted May 10

United Airlines is under fire again! A video posted on Facebook shows a passenger being violently pulled out of his seat and taken out of the plane by security.

— United Airlines is denying that its staff told a Missouri woman to urinate in a cup rather than leave her seat to use the restroom on a flight from Houston.

Nichole Harper told KCTV ( ) she had a sudden urge to urinate because of her overactive bladder on the flight last month to Kansas City, Missouri.

She says a flight attendant told her she wasn't allowed to stand up because the pilot was expecting turbulence. Harper responded by saying she was going to need a cup.

She says flight crew reprimanded her after she filled two cups.

Harper says it happened less than 30 minutes into the flight. United says it was during descent.

United said in a statement it has reached out to Harper to "better understand what occurred."


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  • Mike Brody May 10, 5:49 p.m.
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    Mesa tinking someone is trying to get her some money. If this were to happen, I'm sure there would be some kind of video.

  • Janet Ghumri May 10, 4:11 p.m.
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    She actually filled 2 cups?? During flight?? In her seat?? Someone please tell me that I'm reading this wrong....ewwww

  • Shannon Meredith May 10, 1:45 p.m.
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    I'm sorry but if you have a condition like overactive bladder, and you know you have to fly, you should plan ahead for stuff like this. She should have put on a depends and used the time that she was allowed to move freely, to change it as needed. There are reasons that you cannot get up during certain points of the flight! If they make exceptions for some, it will be abused by many. It's impossible to "prove" you have a medical condition like that...