A week ago the world learned about one of the worst airline passengers any of us has ever come across, a man who flies to Asia and consistently asks for help in the bathroom — help that he may not actually have needed.
The passenger boarded his EVA Air flight in a wheelchair. He told flight attendants that his hand was broken and needed help going to the bathroom. Once inside he pressed the assistance button. His underwear was halfway down and he asked for help getting it down the rest of the way. The flight attendant was pushed to “wipe his bottom.” The passenger, not satisfied with the job she was doing, “kept saying ‘deeper, deeper!'” It turns out when he arrived in Asia he managed to use the restroom without assistance.
(Credit:Taiwan English News)
He was blacklisted by the airline but reports are he purchased another ticket anyway — circumventing the blacklist with a slight adjustment to his name. Supposedly he added ‘a blank space in his name’ but I don’t think that would do it.
The man’s leaked itinerary includes Eva Air Flight BR212, which departs from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) at 12:20 on May 17 and arrives at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at 5 p.m. Next, he is slated to board Flight BR12 at 7 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles (LAX) airport at 4 p.m.
I’m skeptical. The man was subject to worldwide scrutiny. He presumably knew about his ban. Why not just book on another airline? Why not wait until the dust settles for May travel?
If he’s really booked on EVA Air perhaps this was another flight, book before the ban, since it’s months into the future?
And if this is in fact the individual’s itinerary, and it’s known, given the ban no doubt EVA Air will not allow him to travel at that time.