A Delta Air Lines flight attendant was the uncomfortable recipient of unwanted affection from one of his first class passengers on a flight to Alaska.
Report: Man Kisses Delta Flight Attendant After He Told Him No, Then Breaks Meal Tray
In an incident that appears to be alcohol-fueled, 61-year-old David Alan Burk threw a fit when denied a pre-departure beverage in first class on Delta 517 from Minneapolis (MSP) to Anchorage (ANC). The flight attendant working the first class cabin apologized to him and explained there was not time, but promised to get him a beverage after takeoff. Indeed , after takeoff he was offered red wine with dinner while seated in 5A and seemed to calm down.
When the flight attendant came to remove his dinner tray, Burk extended his hand and shook the flight attendant’s hand. 10 minutes later, Burk stood up to use the lavatory. Passing the front galley, he noted the flight attendant and stopped.
Burk: “Oh, you’re so beautiful.”
Flight Attendant (smiling): “Thank you”
Burk: “Can I have a kiss?”
Flight Attendant (no longer smiling): “No, thank you”
Burk: “Okay, well on the neck then.”
Without waiting for a response, Burk allegedly grabbed the flight attendant, pulled him toward himself, then kissed him on his neck. Burk, who must be a Delta SkyMiles elite member, then said that he had “one of those Delta cards” for the flight attendant, referring to the recognition cards Delta provides to its elite flyers to recognize good service onboard.
The story takes an even stranger turn. The flight attendant proceeded to the rear of the aircraft. When he returned, he found the found the meal tray for the pilots, which had been ready to serve, broken. One of the other flight attendants claimed that Burk had broken it.
The flight attendant who had been kissed remained in the rear of the aircraft and another flight attendant took his place. That flight attendant noted in the incident report that Burk consumed three glasses of wine onboard and appeared drunk. He rose to use the lavatory again, then return to his seat and slept for the remainder of the flight.
In Anchorage, Burk was detained by police officers who met the flight. He denied kissing the flight attendant and denied breaking the pilot’s meal tray (saying he had not eaten at all on the flight). He also said he did not recall going to the lavatory during the flight. Burk then admitted he had consumed a lot of alcohol, but refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. He then said, “Do you guys know who I am?”
Subsequently, he was taken to a local correctional facility and booked for interfering with flight crew members and for making false statements. Later that day, he was released.
He must return to Alaska for a court hearing on April 27, 2023. You can read the arrest report here.
A purportedly man kissed a flight attendant againsthis wishes on a Delta flight to Alaska, then broke a meal tray, prompting his detention upon arrival. He has been released, but faces charges that could land him up to 25 years in jail. There are some other speculatory personal details about Burk which The Daily Beast has reported that I am not going to repeat here yet absent confirmation. If true, this incident paints him in an even worse.
Bottom line: no means no. Plus, moderating alcohol is always wise.
(image: Sunnya343/Wikimedia Commons // H/T: View From The Wing)
Oh those wacky closeted evangelical Christians…
Yea blame it on a Christian right away. And while I agree “Christians” have their share of freaks, creeps and perverts, odds are it was a typical homo. Alcohol is no excuse, if you have interest in kissing another man, you are a tonsil jockey. Hopefully he just gets probation and help for his issues because sending him to prison would only give him more of what he wants.
It’s usually the people that are the loudest against guys that are gay themselves… sort of like a self hate, can’t come to grips with it type of thing. So pretty much the entire republican party
*gays, not guys
Ok, that’s it. Everyone against “gays” is secretly gay or wants to be? So you believe around 40% of population is really gay because that’s close to the amount of people that see their actions as abnormal.
It’s the oldest excuse you people have left to defend your deeds. According to your broken logic, all you leftists that bitch about Trump secretly like him and want to be like him, right? And the same on the other side? We all want to be like Joe Biden? Eagles fans really want to be on the Cowboys bandwagon? We could go on all day. But you defenders of ass pirates always use this answer when someone calls out abnormal behaviors that would end life on Earth if everyone followed their “urges” as you seem to believe.
Meanwhile be happy you are getting a new hotel in Vegas just for you people….The Bend Inn. Look it up, it coming. Complete with Brown Sheets so they last longer.
Wow…the poor little homophobe really is butt hurt, isn’t he?
Lol… butt hurt
Please enlighten us as to what a typical homo is, you dumb-ass.
Also, tonsil jockey applies to men and women, gay or straight.
Anyway, as per the article Matthew linked to, public records and state incorporation documents show a David A. Burk of Arlington, Texas serving as president of Total Surrender Evangelistic Association, Inc. Which…ok then.
As I said, plenty of freaks in the religious community. They find it trying to discover some reason why they aren’t normal. Sorry Aaron, but I’m not going to defend you IF you are gay, which I have no clue if you are or aren’t. As I said before you might be a family man that had the misfortune of having a kid that is light in the loafers (a golden oldie!).
Just know that you did nothing wrong, like autism and other disorders, the homo disease can show up in children born to regular people. You still should love them and try not to see them on their knees getting a c#$k shoved up their ass, with or without leather chaps on and a ball gag in their mouth. And speaking of butt hurt, whatever you do, don’t ask him if it did. Be more worried about the gerbils he killed trying to get his jollies.
And note, I didn’t start this discussion, you were the one that started on the guy’s perceived desires in your mind based on his occupation. But I’m more than happy to express my opinion as well, just like you.
You haven’t commented here about male on male sex in a while Dave. It has been an impressive change from the old days when you’d find a way to work in a graphic gay man sex comment into routine aviation travel conversation.
But, kind of like the alcoholic who has been dry a while and figures he can take just one sip– and we all know how that ends up, next thing you know they’ve fallen off the wagon. Well, similarly, here you are again jumping way ahead of the conversation.
The story is about a man who kissed another man. Every sound minded adult, and the vast majority of teens over the age of 12 understands that at least one of the characters in the story is very likely to be a gay man. Do you notice how no other commenter is even remotely in the realm of saying things like this ” on their knees getting a c#$k shoved up their ass, with or without leather chaps on and a ball gag in their mouth”? This says something about YOU Dave. This is where YOUR mind is. You argue above that a man who thinks of kissing another man is obviously gay, but look at what you’re thinking and writing about…
There are reasons why you feel the need to blurt out nonsensical terms like “tonsil jockey” and “butt pirate” the moment male homosexuality crosses your mind– this isn’t random chance.
“As I said before you might be a family man that had the misfortune of having a kid that is light in the loafers (a golden oldie!).”
Too bad it isn’t a good one, or funny. And not quite as offensive as calling being gay a disease, you hateful homophobe.
Also what exactly did I start that made you feel you needed to defend, exactly?
Nailed it. “DO you know who I am?” – must be a legislature that just passed a bill outlawing saying gay or trans.
This PAX must be from Jackson, MS….therefore, he can blame it on the whiskey!!!
I’m a Christian, there’s nothing about me that is a phobia. I, draw the line when someone tries to invade my way of life. I, don’t like to be touched by anyone unless I have a personal relationship with. For someone to do what this guy did is an invasion of one’s self. Mental and physically.
Iive and let live. Except where unwanted expression is concerned.
Biblically speaking, cast not your pearls among swine. This, man was a swine.
Anyone that gets angry about no PDB should be immediately ejected. Only someone already drunk and looking to keep that going would get mad enough to even say something
If the pax appeared inebriated at the time he requested a PDB,why was he served wine several times during flight?
Two 747s in one shot? That’s an occurrence that gets rarer each passing day 🙁
Gotta park the somewhere
You hear that, Jerry? No means no.
Rare of of the aircraft?
How did he actually imagine this turning out in the end? Given the amount of press this is getting this guy just essentially destroyed his life. Let’s hope he doesn’t have a family whose lives he also altered in the process.
Apparently there is also other stuff he may have been involved in, as per the article linked, like hunting caribou out of season…
Tucker out at FOX and Don Lemon out at CNN. Now if we could just get gays and straights to stop fighting in the comments.
If true, he’s a criminal. But 25 years? C’mon. How about 12 months.
And $50k to the FA
How about nothing?
Jesus, it’s a peck on the neck. The steward was busy trying to avoid doing his job. They’re good for nothing else.
Not surprising given how many people are all doped upon on head meds these days.
This constant over reach from the justice system is extremely disturbing. He should be fined and barred from flying Delta for a period of time. The FA can sue him in civil court and obtain a settlement of sorts for his personal injury. Geez, everyone wants to create a mountain out of every incident, Unless this guy has a record of past bad behavior, deal with him and move on.
Caught in the conclusion ” A purportedly man”……wait is there another twist to this story?
Ben Schlapig in an old man suit.
Nothing like a gay laced issue to get everyone’s attention.What I find troubling is any random passenger having unsupervised access to the captains dinner tray!
Sounds like simple assault. If it was a woman, what would you do?
The steward could press charges at the next airport if he wanted. He probably should.
I was thinking the same thing.