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Couple Loses Lawsuit Against Airline For Putting Sex Toy On Display

dildo-luggage.jpgLast year gay couple Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger returned from a trip to Costa Rica got quite a shock at the airport: Luggage handlers had gone through their bags, found a dildo and taped it to the exterior of their suitcase—allowing other passengers to see it as it made its way down the baggage carousel.

The pair were understandably mortified, and filed a suit against Continental Airlines for “intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and negligence.”

But, last Thursday, a judge in U.S. District Court dismissed their case, citing regulations that severely limit claims for damages “to the mishandling of luggage.” The men might have been better off suing the TSA, whose agents are the only ones with authority to open luggage. But good luck suing a government agency responsible for national security.

So the next time you get hassled at the body scanner, remember it could be a lot worse.
By:           Dan Avery
On:           Dec 6, 2012
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  • 13 Comments
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      From that photo it looks more likely that the bag split…

      Dec 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NateB79
      NateB79

      @fagburn: Me too. It looks like the zipper on their bag split, and the TSA agents tried to tape it shut so all of their stuff didn’t spill out. It does not look like the dildo was taped to the outside of the bag. I call bullshit and I’m glad the judge did also.

      Dec 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      I think they were humiliated/abused,but as most people know,
      you don’t go to court to get justice,and that goes doubly for
      gay people.

      Dec 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarthKitsune
      DarthKitsune

      Rule of Thumb, always pack your sex junk in a bag and bury it at the bottom of your most packed suitcase. I’ve never had my unmentionables handled or mentioned , and I assure you, they showed up on the x-ray thingy!

      Dec 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      Suggested next trip: Dildo, Newfoundland.

      It’s a real place, you can look it up.

      Dec 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      They must have bought that thing online. Buying THAT in person at a porn shop really WOULD be humiliating.

      Plus, anything that size really should be in black, or at least brown. Most of us like a little realism in our sex fantasies. Do these two fantasize about getting fucked by giant Smurfs or something?

      Dec 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @the other Greg: I don’t know,the
      other Greg__Hilarious!,but a horrible image that I may never
      get out of my head!

      Dec 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rcs831
      rcs831

      Getting done by a giant smurf would be kinda hot, actually. But walking around with a giant smurf dildo, not so smurfy.

      Dec 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bigblackhose
      bigblackhose

      @DarthKitsune: now THAT was funny – partly because it’s true and partly because I’ve always followed the procedure you’ve outlined!

      Dec 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lyceius
      Lyceius

      They couldn’t go on vacation without their giant purple dildo?

      But yeah agree with looks like the bag split so they tapped it shut. They are lucky they got it back at all. If I was a bag handler and someone’s bag split and a dildo fell out I wouldn’t touch that thing to put it back in or to tape it. You just never know what’s on the damn thing now a days.

      Dec 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WayDifferent
      WayDifferent

      Typical gay couple that can’t satisfy each other, can’t find anything better and should probably just……move along to the next thrill of the week to help them with the bills.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 12:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stadacona
      stadacona

      Passport………check
      Visa…… ….. check
      Airline Tickets..check

      Giant Rubber Purple Dong…….

      And you wonder why half of society mocks gays?

      Dec 7, 2012 at 12:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans
      RomanHans

      @WayDifferent: And you’re a sad single guy who either needs to see a professional about his drinking or about his mental health issues.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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