Naked Passenger Detained at Chicago O’Hare

Right on the heels of a passenger claiming he needed to fly naked because clothes affect his ‘agility’ and thus his ability to fly, a naked male passenger was detained at Chicago O’Hare after running around outside on the tarmac.

There is some dispute over whether the man had just arrive off of a Delta flight, or whether he was waiting to depart. It’s unclear why he needed to run around naked, though any day in Chicago that’s above freezing can I suppose be considered hot.

For reasons I’ve never quite been able to fathom there’s a long history of naked passengers in airports. And yet Naked-Air somehow didn’t succeed.

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  1. Have you ever noticed that the people who run around naked are the last people you ever want to see naked?

  2. Why is this on this blog? Do you get triple points for running around the terminal naked and 5 x points for running on to the tarmac? Do you get a bonus from Delta?

  3. Geez Harry, lighten up! If you saw the headline and knew it has nothing to do with miles/points why bother clicking and hating?

    FWW, I had a laugh reading it..

  4. Airports are boring places, so any distraction of this kind..even by porkers…has some merit.
    Being naked in an airport is a recurring dream/nightmare for many travelers, so there is schadenfreude value as well.

  5. True, airports are boring. I know the GEICO TV Commercial, ‘Runway Models’ commercials are meant to be funny, but I would love to see it. Victoria Secret Models would be better.

  6. Na…..C is not a Delta gate at ORD. And there are no C gates in Terminal 2. When you can get your stats correct there could be a story!!!!

  7. @Pat the passenger was running outside. Where they were picked up doesn’t have much to do with where they were flying in and out of

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