Thank goodness for barf bags. James Whipple, who drank two “really big beers” at the Boise Airport on March 7, had to use the air-sickness bag tucked into the pocket of the seatback in front of him on a SkyWest Airlines flight to Salt Lake City – only Whipple used it for urination purposes.
Whipple wanted to use the cabin restroom but because a light wasn’t working in it, the captain had declared it off-limits during the Boise-Salt Lake City flight, which is about an hour, according to an Associated Press story from Salt Lake that appeared on MSNBC.
Those really big beers got the best of Whipple; in fact, he’d actually used the lavatory once before the flight took off and had to go again mid-air. But when you gotta go, you gotta go. “It was like I had no choice,” Whipple told The Salt Lake Tribune of resorting to the barf bag.
Though no one saw Whipple urinating into the bag, a flight attendant inquired about it, told the captain who then notified airport police who then questioned Whipple when the flight landed in Salt Lake City.
SkyWest Airlines apologized to Whipple last week and sent him a flight voucher.