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2016 Video Of Messy Saudia Aircraft Cabin Shared As London-Bound British Airways Flight From Pakistan

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Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim
Filthy aircraft cabin of a British Airways flight from Pakistan to London.

Fact
Video dates back to 2016, taken aboard a Saudia flight from Jeddah to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

Several social media users are circulating a video of an extremely messy aircraft cabin with dirty toilets and toilet paper strewn around, claiming it to be of a British Airways flight from Pakistan to London.

The archived versions of the tweets can be seen here and here.

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Fact Check

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the viral video, which led us to this Daily Mail report, dated September 5, 2016, stating the footage was reportedly filmed on a Saudia flight from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

Arab News, too, reported on the incident, in an article, dated September 7, 2016, stating that the first flight of Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Airbus A330 from Jeddah to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia grabbed international attention for all the wrong reasons.

 “A source at Saudia, who refused to be identified, told Arab News that most of the passengers on the aircraft were deportees. He declined further comment,” read the report.

A comparison of screenshots used in the Arab News article (above) and the viral video (below) confirms it is the same clip.  A similar news report by Gulf Business can be seen here.

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Conclusion

A video taken aboard a Saudi Airlines flight from Jeddah to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia in 2016 falsely claimed to be of a British Airways plane from Pakistan to London.

Result: False

Sources
Daily Mail report, September 5, 2016
Arab News report, September 7, 2016


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Kushel HM
Kushel HM
Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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