One week after United Airlines stock value dropped significantly in the wake of a video showing the dragging incident of a passenger, now American Airlines finds itself in a very similar predicament.
The video shows a male flight attendant provoking a fight with a passenger who stood up to defend a mother and her baby after the flight attendant hit her with a stroller.
The rise of tensions between air crew and passengers continues to spike as federal regulations and profits have become increasingly at odds in recent years.
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American Airlines has suspended an employee after a video showed an altercation on one of its planes involving crew, several passengers and a crying woman carrying a young child.
An American Airlines employee violently took a stroller from the woman, hitting her with it and just missing her child, Facebook user Surain Adyanthaya said in a post accompanying the video he put on the site on Friday.
Less than two weeks ago, a 69-year-old doctor, David Dao, was hospitalised after Chicago aviation police dragged him from a United Airlines plane sparking international outrage and a public relations nightmare for the carrier.
American Airlines was investigating Friday’s incident, which happened on Flight 591 from San Francisco to Dallas before the plane took off, Leslie Scott, an airline spokeswoman said.
The incident started over a dispute as to whether the woman could bring her stroller on the flight, Scott said.
Witnesses said the male flight attendant told the woman she could not keep the stroller at her seat in the rear of the plane, Tribune Media reported. They said she was trying to find space for it when the initial incident occurred, it said.