Last week I posted about the New Yorker item that discussed an incident aboard a transatlantic American Airlines flight — a gay kiss, in fact — which nearly caused the flight to be diverted.
Art blogger James Wagner knew one of the men quoted in the article, and received an email back after questioning him about the accuracy of the piece. Here’s what he had to say:
“You can assure anyone that questions the degree of affection these guys were showing that it was very innocent – hand-holding, resting one’s head on the other’s shoulder and repeated kissing (but not French kissing!). Nothing disturbing about it at all, unless it had been a straight couple :-).
Also, the New Yorker writer got the punchline wrong: what the captain said to one of the couple was that he would divert the plane not if the arguing continued, but if he heard any more reports of such behavior (kissing). It made an increasingly weird situation even more surreal and disturbing.”
There’s something not so special in the air.
Story beginning to take flight…