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Old 01-24-2019, 01:02 AM
 
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There was a press conference, the video is linked in the link in post 17. The FAs on the flight and the FA union were there, holding signs that said "respect" in English. I don't understand the language but reports on it in multiple sources I've seen are consistent. Just because some tabloid-like media sources picked this story up and major American news sites haven't (but see below) doesn't mean it isn't true or has been sensationalized.

It is possible the FA is being dramatic or flat out lying, but this is possible in many initial news reports we see where we get one side, even from mainstream sources. Look at the Covington High School students and Native American man story. I saw that negative story about the kids all over major mainstream American news sources in my social media feed initially, only to find out days later that maybe it wasn't all as it seemed. Now celebs like Kathy Griffin have deleted nasty tweets about it because more details have emerged that may have changed the story. Can we call that initial reporting "sensationalized" too, or no, because they're mainstream sources in the US that people somehow trust?

Here's a CNN article about the EVA airlines story, happy? A legit enough news source for some of you?
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:12 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The perverse PC culture that the fringe has cultivated and most have tolerated has turned airliner cabins into zoos - literally and figuratively. Not all that long ago, when we still dared human behavior expectations, a story like this would have been unbelievable. Now it's just another day in our continuing downward spiral.

Soooooooo.......many reasons not to fly....ever again....under any circumstance.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:04 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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aghhhhhhhh


While the FA would have been within her rights to refuse this idiot, she was probably fearful for her job. It is not an American company. I hope they do ban him ( client) from flying with them again.
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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He is a fetishist,plain and simple.He gets some kind of weird pleasure from making people clean his feces while he manages to display his junk...….so weird.He shouldn't even be allowed in th airport
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The perverse PC culture that the fringe has cultivated and most have tolerated has turned airliner cabins into zoos - literally and figuratively. Not all that long ago, when we still dared human behavior expectations, a story like this would have been unbelievable. Now it's just another day in our continuing downward spiral.
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Well, it's not PC to make overweight passengers pay double, either. But some of them should.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Yep! I remember a story from when I was a kid, my Old Man had to work for a living, and he came home with an aching back one day. He asked my Mom to put "Absorbine Junior" (I believe it contains alcohol, you don't see it much anymore) on his back. So, he's sitting on the edge of the bed in his skivvies, and she fills the palm of her hand with the stuff, slaps it onto his back, and most of it runs down into his plumber's crack; it was reportedly less than a pleasurable experience.

He told that story for the next twenty years, my poor Mom.

I was surprised that this guy got away with behavior like this in the past - check out You Tube videos of "irate airline passengers" and it wouldn't take much imagination to see another passenger taking this guy to task for his behavior, if it was obvious he was faking a disability for the female attention.
Did your father ever ask your mother to rub his back again?

I have searched for 'Absorbine Junior' for a long time! I liked to rub my tired, sore, feet with it after a long day's work. I never tried it on more personal areas!

This man obviously has 'problems' that make him unfit to be fly in an airplane, or travel on a train, bus, or boat with other passengers. It's a health issue because we do not know what this man has come in contact with. And, like you state; another passenger might not be so obliging which could lead to an altercation.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:35 AM
 
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You must not be familiar with the NY Post.
No worse than The NY Times.
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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They should have landed the plane, put him off and then continued on their way.
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Old 01-24-2019, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You must not be familiar with the NY Post.
Admittedly, not very.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:52 PM
 
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They should have landed the plane, put him off and then continued on their way.
Not many runways between LA and Taiwan.
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