US Airways, not just serving up free beverages on a flight last week. Instead, all passengers and crew were subjected to a free strip show by one of their passengers. No one is paying for this...trust me.
On a flight from Charlotte to LA, a 50 year old Bronx man decided to disrobe. Completely. On the flight.
Oh, that's not what you meant by peanuts anyone?
He not only stripped, he refused to use the little blanket to cover up his business. First: Yuck. I know the air conditioning isn't high tech on those planes, but really? You are so hot you simply can stand another thread of material on you for one more moment? Second: YUCK. Those seats are dirty enough. No they don't come in with bleach rags and Febreze. Now someone has to sit in the seat your bare ass was in. Hope they don't drop their Biscoff on that seat and pick it up to eat it. Third: You have people sitting right next to you don't you? Men are already cramped enough in that tiny narrow space lest you decide to go commando. Thanks for taking "airplane discomfort" to amazing new levels.
Oh, and guess what happens when you won't put your pants on? You get subdued. And arrested.
Have people learned nothing in the past few years about on-plane ettiquette? Do you know that if you even give a flight attendant a dirty look you are at risk of being bounced? Once, while sitting on a Delta plane waiting for people to board, a flight attendant overheard me say a mild profanity and after she shook her finger in my face and upbraided me, I wanted to say something to her. BELIEVE ME. But she was giving me a look like "I will cut you. Deep." And so I did what I rarely like to do (or do period) and kept my lips sealed. Those men and women manning those flights are congenial most of the time, but cross them or pose a threat and they will go prison-style on your ass in less than five seconds. Don't believe me? Act up. See what happens. And you can pen me all about it from your tiny stool in the clink.
The plane had 148 passengers on it. Guess what they did not want to do? Get diverted because you had to free your ding dong. I can't imagine with 148 people on board, anyone wants to even see a naked man, let alone have all travel for the day derailed because of him. And no one even got a lap dance.
Yes, I am sure something was wrong with him. He didn't appear to be under the influence of any alcohol or narcotic, but clearly, something was awry. And no, if something was wrong with him, we should not belittle. However, if you can't fly safely, and clothed, then do not get on the airplane. The other passengers actually wanted to get to LA and didn't want to see your dangler in the process.
The plane was diverted to New Mexico and Mr. Naked went into Federal Custody. I hope the mug shot wasn't full length.