A Tigerair passenger allegedly masturbated next to a woman on a flight before telling her she was beautiful and asking if she had a boyfriend.
The horrified woman was sitting in the window seat of an empty row on a flight from Perth to Sydney last month.
A man in his early 20s with a partially shaved head and pony tail then sat in the aisle seat and started ‘rubbing his genitalia,’ she said.
A Tigerair passenger masturbated next to a woman on a flight before telling her she was beautiful and asking if she had a boyfriend
‘He sat down, he had his sunglasses on, earphones in, smelled of alcohol, and the entire time, he was rubbing his genitalia,’ the woman told news.com.
She then described in graphic detail how he continued masturbating, adding: ‘I was freaked out, it made me feel very uncomfortable.’
‘I kept looking thinking, ”is that actually happening”?’
The woman said she called the air hostess who told her the man needed the toilet and she would check on her later.
The man then touched the woman on the arm and showed her a message on his phone which read: ‘I’m sorry about before if that made you feel uncomfortable.’
The horrified woman was sitting in the window seat of an empty row on a flight from Perth to Sydney last month
She didn’t respond and he showed her another message reading: ‘I think you’re really beautiful, do you have a boyfriend?’
The woman has made a complaint to Tigerair, claiming staff failed the handle the incident appropriately.
Tigerair said in a statement: ‘The safety, welfare and comfort of our passengers is our top priority. Tigerair has a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate behaviour of any kind and we are currently reviewing the incident as a matter of priority.’