Some people are desperate to join the mile high club by any means necessary. This was the case on a Detroit bound Delta flight from Los Angeles, as a pair of strangers engaged in a lewd act on a plane full of passengers. The 28 year old man and 48 year old woman had just met, and according to the police report, tried to engage in sexually explicit behavior while hiding under a blanket.
A sleeping passenger next to them was unaware what was going on. Other passengers attested to the woman being highly intoxicated, and the performance barely being hidden by the blanket. The behavior was in full view of other passengers, with another passenger saying, “I feel bad for the guy next to them. I guess he was sleeping.” The performance was not secretive in the least. Once discovered, the intoxicated woman was described as being “continuously disruptive” and “yelling and screaming” as she was hauled off the plane and put into the airport jail upon landing in Detroit.
After reaching out for more information, the Wayne Metro Airport Police Department confirmed that both the man and women received citations from the FBI for lewd and lascivious behavior, as well as disorderly conduct. Upon landing, when interrogated by the FBI, the man claimed that “she had fallen asleep in his lap but that they did not have intercourse.” He later went on to say that he “only grabbed her breast on the outside of her clothes.”
This description was not matched by the officers and other passengers. Other passengers claimed that the woman had initially switched seats to be seated next to the man. Officers wrote that her eyes were “bloodshot and red” and that others went to the row and witnessed “the lady in the man’s lap performing fellatio…they had a blanket partially covering the act.”
The man was apologetic even though the woman was belligerent, however both passengers were allowed to receive their luggage and were not formally charged. Delta refused to comment on the situation besides stating that neither passenger would be allowed on another Delta flight. While being distasteful and embarrassing, the act did not interfere with the operation of the flight, so ultimately the two passengers were allowed to move on with no more than a citation.