Sounds like he is going to prevail in the legal case, if the tone of the article is any indication. But I don't think they would have held him for two days unless he was being difficult, do you?
The fact is, after a while many flight attendants get burned out and can't stand passengers anymore, then enjoy the power they have to make them miserable in situations like this. Or, they simply just don't get it.
If I really could not convince them to let me use the other bathroom without getting physical, I think I would have removed my trousers to keep them clean and gone right there! Let her/him deal with the mess and smell for not helping me out.
Of course not all flight attendants are this way, most are incredibly nice. But I have learned to ask forgiveness instead of permission, and to be frank -- and calm -- about my needs.
Check seatguru.com to know where the bathrooms are on your plane before you select your seat.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion).
Flaring, seasonal? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 30 after several really bad days. Humira denied, waiting for approval to start Remicade.