Not an airline story, but I thought it made sense here: A woman travelling on Amtrak with her elderly father to Chicago did not bother to tell authorities that he had died somewhere in Colorado. Instead, she waited 23 hours until the train pulled into Chicago where the man lived. Why’d she sit next to her dead father for a full day on the train? To save the money of shipping him home. In a strange way, it doesn’t seem that odd. If you’ve ever taken a long-distance train you’re probably thinking that he wasn’t the strangest passenger on there….
(Thanks to Dan Pastanchiz for the heads up)