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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.

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13 Comments

  • fagburn

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • the other Greg

    Suggested next trip: Dildo, Newfoundland.

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

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • rcs831

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

  • bigblackhose

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • stadacona

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

    Giant Rubber Purple Dong…….

    And you wonder why half of society mocks gays?

  • 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.

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