An unfortunate flight attendant was made to go above and beyond in her job after a particularly difficult passenger asked her to perform a rather strange task.
The passenger who was overweight and bound to a wheelchair asked a flight attendant for a Taiwanese airline to remove his pants so he could use the toilet and afterwards wipe his butt.
The airline, EVA air, is known for hiring only female attendants and perhaps this was already known to the troublesome passenger.
“I felt that as a flight attendant, removing a passenger’s underwear was beyond the scope of my responsibilities,” the flight attendant explained.
“I told him we couldn’t help him, but he started yelling. He told me to go in there immediately and threatened to relieve himself on the floor,” she was quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.
“As the passenger’s genitals were now exposed, one of my colleagues brought a blanket, which I used to cover his modesty,” she continued. “But he very angrily slapped my hand away, saying he didn’t want it and only wanted me to remove his underwear so he could use the toilet.”
The passenger also insisted on keeping the door open so he could breathe.
Once done, the passenger then asked to be cleaned. The attendants refused but the man insisted and threatened that he would remain in the lavatory if this wasn’t done for him.
Finally the attendants relented and while he was being cleaned, the man was alleged to have said: ‘Oh, mmm, deeper, deeper,’.
“You can pull my pants back up now,” he said once done.
EVA released a statement following the incident and in it they clarified that Flight attendants are allowed to say no to acts that they do not feel comfortable performing and that they also have a right to sue erring passengers.