A 26-year-old photographer has shared a video of a man masturbating on a United Airlines flight from London and also called out the airlines for its casual attitude to the offensive act.
Genevieve Pascolla who filmed the man while doing it under the blanket claimed that the United Airlines staff laughed when she reported the man, ”no one stopped him. He was allowed to finish, with a child sitting closely by.”
The angry passenger added that “I am appalled at the lack of action taken in this situation in which as a woman, I was terrified.”
Her post, the video and the airline’s reply…
They gave us new seats. They then started making jokes about the situation asking ‘what perfume are you wearing’ and excusing him saying ‘he’s had a bit of wine’.
On this flight the man next to me started masturbating. I woke up and saw him touching himself under a blanket. I woke the woman next to me and got out of there to tell a flight attendant, the attendants checked and confirmed that he was masturbating in public.
They then started making jokes about the situation asking ‘what perfume are you wearing’ and excusing him saying ‘he’s had a bit of wine’ no one stopped him.
He was allowed to finish, with a child sitting closely by. After exiting the plane first to talk to security the security guard asked me if I’d like an apology from the offender I immediately rejected the request.”
The United Airlines’ Customer Care Officer Lauren Michaels also replied after the viral video saying, “Your observation are important as they help us improve areas needing our attention.
“Unfortunately, we are unable to honour your request for a refund of your travel from London to Chicago or offer goodwill compensation.
“Again, I apologize for the uncomfortable situation you experienced. I appreciate that you chose United for your travel. We hope your next trip with us will be a more positive experience.”