Yesterday, I wrote about an air marshal who appeared in court recently for taking upskirt photographs of female passengers as they boarded a Southwest Airlines flight (“Fly the Upskirt Skies”). And today it seems the airlines are in the news—and in court—yet again… and for something sexual no less!
Okay. It’s not really the airlines causing all the kinkiness; it’s the passengers. This time around, though, it’s Christopher Martin of Las Vegas and Jessica Stroble of Medford, Oregon making all the headlines.
The couple was traveling from Medford to “Sin City” last June aboard an Allegiant Airlines flight and apparently couldn’t wait for the snack and beverage service. Instead, they decided to enjoy a little snack of their own—and one known to delight millions of people the world over, I imagine: oral sex.
According to several eyewitnesses, Martin exposed himself numerous times and “got into it” with Stroble a number of different ways. Flight attendants asked them to stop several times—they actually did while the real drink and snack service took place—but they were right back to it once the beverage cart rolled away.
Shortly after landing, police apprehended the “fellated felons” and charged them with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The couple pleaded guilty in absentia to the charge on Thursday and each paid a $250 fine.
Sounds like little more than a slap on the wrist, right? Christopher Martin disagrees.
“I have made many mistakes in my life, none greater than this one. I have lost my job, my reputation and damaged the legacy I had worked 10 years to nurture and grow. I will learn from this and move on to the next chapter in my life.”
Regardless of what that “next chapter” may be, I do have some advice for Martin if he ever attempts to join the “Mile High Club” again: next time, ring the attendant bell and ask for a blanket. After all, you can’t get busted for oral airline sex if no one knows it’s happening!