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The airline asks two strangers to share a hotel room with a bed after missing a flight



An airline has been asked to apologize after offering two strangers who had missed their flights one night in a single bed room.

Elizabeth Coffi Tabu, 71, was about to return to Paris on July 19 after spending a month with her family in Canada.

However, when she missed the second leg of her trip from Montreal after her first flight was delayed, she was offered an overnight stay with another passenger – a 35-year-old man she had never met before.

Speaking to CNN Coffi Tabu's daughter Jerryne Mahele Nyota said, "My mother said to the Air Canada agent, & # 39; I do not know this man. We are not a couple, & # 39; – but they said there was only one room. & # 39;

She added that her mother, who goes to North America every year, did not bother to get her to join her when she was currently Wheelchair user after a cancer treatment.

When he discovered that the room only had a single bed to sleep in, the man offered to stay on the couch.

Mahele Nyota added: "He was a perfect gentleman but I obviously felt uncomfortable with my mom spent a night with a man half his age, a man who is a complete stranger. "

After several hours, Mahele Nyota was able to arrange another hotel room for her mother, who received two $ 1

0 (£ 8) vouchers for her flight and one seat with extra leg room from the airline after explaining her ordeal.

She was returned to Paris almost 24 hours after scheduled arrival time.

Mahele Nyota has since called on the airline to apologize, and expressed concern for the vulnerable people who cannot ask for help, may remain in the same situation as their mother.

She said to the Canadian broadcaster CBC : "Now [my mother is] they realize, how is it possible? You know? And she said:" It's not fair, it's not fair , they never gave me another option. & # 39; "

In a statement, a spokesman for Air Canada said:" It is not our policy to have passengers not traveling together allocation of space. ”