A 43 year-old man had a bathroom emergency on a Delta Airlines flight on March 28th that landed him in jail. The passenger, Joao Correa, had a meal earlier that day that didn’t agree with him and by the time he was ready to take action, the food services cart was blocking his way to the back lavatory. He decided to try the facilities up front in Business Class when a flight attendant reminded him he had an economy ticket and needed to return to his seat. When he explained the situation, he was advised to wait a bit and the cart would be moved.
The cart wasn’t moved and Correa was in trouble, so he returned to the front of the plane to plead his case. Correa says he then grabbed the woman’s arm to stabilize himself, though she contends he was twisting her arm. Either way, the flight attendant told the pilot of the situation since Correa wouldn’t return to his seat, and the pilot allowed the troubled man to use the First Class restroom.
The incident landed Correa in jail for 2 days. He currently doesn’t face any charges, and admits he could have handled the situation a bit better.
I know the rules governing the airline class system are there for a reason, however I think in occasions like this, the rules can be twisted. I wonder how this scenario would play out in a one bathroom system that Ryanair is proposing?Source: AJC Image: TelstarLogistics
Incredible, USA: police state.What a bunch of morons.
he should have dropped drawers and eliminated on the floor in the isle. they can move the beverage cart a few feet to let him go by to use the bathroom. flight attendants/stewardesses suck ass these days. think they’re all high and mighty. not. i can figure out the saftey card/features of any aircraft out there. flight attendants are sky waitresses, always have been, always will be.
HE DOESN’T FACE ANY CHARGES?? Ok, what the airlines? Their potential to cause a health risk for ALL flyers in his vicinity by willfully causing a “client” a possibly very embarrassing situation and exposing them all to bodily fluids. Didn’t the flight attendant think, “Gee, if this man has an accident right here, who is going to have to clean this all up?” The 1st class flyers would be upset and Delta would probably give them more support than this poor guy. SHAME ON DELTA! A bathroom is a bathroom for God’s sake. So he goes in there for a little bit and then guess what? He leaves and goes back to his “lowly” coach seat. And then they can have their “hi-end” bathroom back. OMG!!
I have been searching for information on this for a long time, delighted someone finally covered it.