The two strangers were thrust into a scene right out of the popular adult novel series “Fifty Shades of Grey” when they discovered their room was decorated with chains and handcuffs.
A delayed passenger claims she was left embarrassed after an airline arranged for her and another woman to be put up in a “sex hotel” on Valentine’s Day.
The two strangers were thrust into a scene right out of Fifty Shades of Grey when they discovered their room was decorated with chains and handcuffs.
The woman, who later identified herself online as “Luobao”, said she had planned to fly from south-west China’s Chongqing City to Hangzhou, capital of eastern Zhejiang Province.
However, heavy snowstorms on China’s east coast delayed their 8.40pm take-off on Hainan Airlines flight HU7388, and they were told they would have to wait until 11.10pm to leave.
As the weather conditions continued to worsen, Hainan Airlines staff informed Luobao that her flight would only leave at 3pm the next day.
She was told the airline would put her up in a hotel free of charge – together with another female passenger who was also delayed.
Luobao was shocked when she and the other woman were shown the room in the Chongqing sex hotel, complete with “love chair”, chains, and wrist and ankle cuffs.
The embarrassed Luobao later shared photographs of the unconventional room on social media with the caption: “We are two single girls; is this sex room our Valentine’s gift? I cannot accept the ‘thoughtful’ gesture.”
She added that she was unsatisfied with the arrangements.
Hainan Airlines has yet to respond to the complaint.
But commenters were sympathetic with the airlines, saying that, with tens of thousands of passengers stranded in airports across the city, many of the hotels must have been fully booked.