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Gay couple lose court case over claims airline taped a dildo to their suitcase

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  1. So they get away with it? That’s not right at all.

  2. Redneck baggage handlers

  3. Right decision. if you don’t want those things potentially exposed in public, don’t carry them, as they will be searched.

    1. David Myers 8 Dec 2012, 7:51am

      What an idiot! The complaint is not about the searching of their luggage. It is about the gross violation of privacy and the blatant homophobia involved in taping the dildo to the bag so it was visible outside the bag (and was smeared with “a foul smelling lubricant”). Clearly the intent was homophobic. Regardless of the failure to get legal damages, the culprit should have been fired or at the very least disciplined. Would you argue the same stupid argument if it was a heterosexual passenger and the baggage handler was a fundamentalist christian?

  4. Something is amiss – either the Montreal Convention is so poorly written that it excuses even intentional mishandling or the judge applied the law inappropriately. That seems like the story here.

  5. Boo hoo hoo. Get over it. You were embarrassed so somebody needs to pay you for emotional damage and then we need to pay higher ticket prices? If you don’t want to be embarrassed, then don’t pack it. Everything in your luggage is going to be viewed by somebody at sometime during your journey, including your “Summer’s Eve” douche kit, stupid.

    1. There is obviously a clear difference between someone seeing something in your luggage, and people selotaping a flapping dildo to the front of it.. I could only imagine the looks on parents faces when kids saw what appears to be quite a large purple dildo flopping around the convayabelt.

    2. The fact that the contents of ones luggage will at some point be viewed by baggage staff is one thing, and is entirely understandable. For those staff to take it upon themselves to open an item of luggage, remove an item from that luggage and then tape it to the outside of the suitcase for no valid reason other than it amuses their tiny redneck brains is something else entirely.
      ALL airline passengers are entitled to expect that their luggage is treated securely and with respect no matter what it contains, as long as the contents are not illegal. The idiots responsible for this violation of privacy should have been fired immediately. Their behaviour is totally unacceptable.
      The Montreal Convention is in serious need of bringing into the 21st Century. It gives airlines virtual carte blanche to do as they please with their customers baggage, with no legal responsibility.

    3. Christine 8 Dec 2012, 1:21pm

      @Curtis: Taping personal items to the top of a suitcase is not “normal” procedure and should not be expected to be so.

  6. Im surprised that they decided to sue under Montreal Convention law, why not sue those responsible for baggage fiasco directly under hate crime laws. They would have better chance of settling out of court

  7. Alessandro Paesano 7 Dec 2012, 7:05pm

    Who says that if a man uses a dildo he is gay? Everyman who likes it can enjoy anal stimulation…

    1. It’s perceived as being a “gay act” but you’re right of course.

  8. What a waste of court time

  9. This was homophobic bullying and an abuse of their position giving them free access to private possessions. Their employers obviously have no morals either.

    It should be instant dismissal.

  10. If this had happened to a heterosexual female the result would have been different.

    1. Christine 8 Dec 2012, 1:26pm

      @Phil – Unfortunately, both Misogyny & Homophobia have tainted many a verdict/decision.

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