Another mother who was on that AA flight almost two weeks ago (# 591 from San Francisco to Dallas), has come forward with her story. She is claiming that the same flight attendant also released his anger on her after she witnessed and confronted him about the incident.
He brushed past me and without thinking I confronted him, saying something like, “What are you doing? You almost hit that baby in the head! I don’t know what I expected. That he would snap out of it and apologize? I think I was too shocked to consider what might come next, because it is so far outside our cultural norm to be careless with a baby’s safety. However different we may be individually, we have that in common: We protect babies, children and the infirm.Whatever I expected, it’s not what I got. Instead, the crew member turned his fury on me. “Stay out of this!” he yelled angrily. “Just stay out of it.”
What the passenger says is even more crazy is that she told other crew members about what she experienced and they generally ignored her and told her to get to her seat. Her daughter who had also witnessed the incident was scared to be on the plane with the violent man.
My daughter, who is 8, was terrified to spend the flight to Dallas stuck on plane with a man who had just been violently angry with two moms, including her own. We talked about how scary it is to stand up to a bully, and how much scarier it would be if no one did.