particularly notorious passenger has plans for transiting back through Taipei in a couple of months.light attendants working for the Taiwanese airline Eva Air have been horrified to learn that a
The obese American passenger, weighing around 200 kg (440 lbs), last boarded an Eva Air flight on January 19th for a fateful journey from Los Angeles to Taipei. Later, on social media and at a press conference, traumatized female flight attendants recalled how that man had forced them to pull down his pants while on the toilet and even wipe his butt for him.
Despite all the attention and condemnation that resulted from this incident, the American evidently still remains a loyal Eva Air customer, booking a flight with the airline on May 17th from Bangkok to Taipei where he will transfer to another Eva Air jet that will take him back to Los Angeles, according to a report from Taiwan News.
In fact, the man is actually a frequent Eva Air flier, flying with the airline 20 times in the past, according to the company. On Saturday, Eva Air released records of these previous flights in the wake of rumors that this wasn’t the first time he had done something like this. The airline confirmed that he had also requested flight attendants to wipe his butt during a flight from Taipei to Bangkok in May 2018, but that crew members had refused that request.
The airline also said that on another flight he had asked flight attendants to “help clean his urine bottle,” a request which was acceded to “out of the spirit of service” and that he had also spilled soda and yogurt on himself during a meal which crew members helped to clean up. Eva Air denied rumors that he had once taken a dump at his seat.
An anonymous Eva Air worker told SETN that the man was actually blacklisted by the airline but had managed to slip through because he had put an extra blank space in his name. The worker said that the man had been classified as a passenger who could not take care of himself and needed to provide a medical certificate along with a nurse to accompany him on a flight.
The airline itself has yet to comment on the man’s planned flight. After flight attendants came forward with their story last week, Eva Air declared that crew members were not obliged to act upon the demands of passengers, even if they require special assistance, and said that it was prepared to assist the crew if they decided to sue the passenger.
It remains to be seen how this all will play out. During the January 19th trip, flight attendants say that the man asked them to help him to the bathroom, explaining that he recently had surgery on his hand. Once inside the toilet, he directed the all-female crew to pull down his pants and tried to insist on leaving the door open while he did his business.
Finally, he called on them to come inside and wipe his ass for him, threatening to stay in the bathroom for the entire flight if they would not. Feeling as if she had no choice, one flight attendant put on three layers of surgical gloves and started wiping. As she did so, the man allegedly started moaning in pleasure and encouraging her, “deeper, deeper!” He then claimed that she hadn’t done a good enough job and made her wipe three more times before he was satisfied.
Afterward, the flight attendant wrote in an Instagram post that she locked herself inside the bathroom, crying and vomiting, unable to wash away the stench of the man’s shit. In the post, she called on EVA Air to better protect its employees, hire more male flight attendants, and prevent similar physically-challenged passengers from boarding unattended in the future. The later press conference was held by the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union for these same reasons, arguing that flight attendants work under an unfair culture where they are expected to meet every customer demand, no matter how absurd or demeaning.