The American Airlines incident took place at San Francisco International Airport as flight 591 prepared to take off for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Passenger Surain Adyanthaya, who posted the video to Facebook, said that preceding the footage the employee had “violently” taken the stroller from the mother, hitting her and narrowly missing her baby.
The footage shows the mother clearly distraught as other employees and passengers try to intervene.
One male passenger demands the name of the employee involved and when a man dressed in American Airlines uniform enters the plane, the passenger tells him: “Hey, bud, you do that to me and I’ll knock you flat.”
The employee confronts the passenger, telling him to “stay out of this”, then saying: “Hit me! Come on, bring it on.”
He adds: “You don’t even know what the story is.”
The passenger replies: “I don’t care what the story is. You almost hurt a baby.”
American Airlines said in its statement: “What we see on this video does not reflect our values or how we care for our customers. We are deeply sorry for the pain we have caused this passenger and her family and to any other customers affected by the incident.”
The airline said it was “making sure all of her family’s needs are being met while she is in our care”.
American Airlines upgraded the woman and her family to first class when she took another flight to Dallas.
Jay Leno is being sued by former American Airlines flight attendant Louann Giambattista, who claims that she was falsely accused of bestiality during a segment of “Woulda, Coulda Shoulda” on NBC’s The Tonight Show.
In the complaint – filed in New York Supreme Court – Louann Giambattista claims that a July 2013 episode of The Tonight Show picked up a story about her supposedly smuggling her pet rat onto work flights in her underwear and/or pantyhose, Courthouse News Service reported.
Louann Giambattista says that the story was the result of an alleged “relentless campaign of discrimination” by American Airlines.
Jay Leno is being sued by former American Airlines flight attendant Louann Giambattista
According to the suit: “Leno and his guests falsely accused Ms. Giambattista of engaging in s**ual relations with a rat,” primarily via the comments made by the panelists on the “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” segment.
Among the comments: “[If] I were one of those rats, I would’ve been very upset. I prefer not to sit in cooch.”
Since the segment aired, Louann Giambattista claims she and her husband, Steven Goldring, have become “pariahs in their own community, among their long-standing group of friends, among their co-workers and even among family”.
Even worse, Louann Giambattista and Steven Goldring’s intimate life has suffered, because: “Every time he looks at her he thinks of Defendant Leno and the heinous segment depicting her as a s**ual deviant.”
Louann Giambattista, who’s also suing American Airlines in a separate complaint, is seeking unspecified damages.
Cory Monteith’s final video, showing the actor warning his young fans to “stay out of trouble”, has surfaced.
Cory Monteith was filmed just days before his tragic death from drug and alcohol use.
In the video, the 31-year-old takes the tone of an older brother: “Hi Malorie, I’m Cory – I’m Sheila’s friend.
“I just wanted to record this video for you guys to let you know to stay out of trouble and stay in school.”
Cory Monteith’s final video shows the actor warning his young fans to stay out of trouble
The clip was filmed on July 6 as Cory Monteith was onboard a flight to his hometown of Vancouver, where he checked into the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.
It was there his body was found just seven days later.
A fan of the actor’s hit show Glee posted the clip online.
According to Global News, Cory Monteith was approached by Sheila, a flight attendant, for a memento for her boyfriend’s daughter Mallory.
Despite his warning “to stay out of trouble”, initial investigations indicate that a combination of heroin and alcohol lead to the young actor’s death.
After spending time with friends and family in Vancouver, Cory Monteith’s body was found in his room on the 21st floor of the hotel.
The British Columbia Coroners Service revealed the autopsy results on Tuesday, adding that the investigation into his death is continuing, and that no further details were available at this time.
It was noted that at this stage there is still no evidence to suggest that Cory Monteith’s death was “anything other than a most-tragic accident”.
But Police Constable Brian Montague later revealed: “There was evidence in the room that was consistent of a drug overdose,” adding that he wouldn’t “go into specifics”.
Cory Monteith cause of death has come as a shock to some after it was initially reported that police did not believe drugs to have been involved, but Brian Montague explained they need to err on the side of caution.
“It was the opinion of the investigators that it was a drug overdose, but we didn’t want to speculate,” he said.
“The last thing we would want to do is speculate a drug overdose and then have that not be the case.”
Flight attendant Tatiana Kozlenko, who posted a picture of herself giving her passengers the finger, has been sacked by Aeroflot airline.
Tatiana Kozlenko put the snap up on her personal page on Vkontakte, one of Russia’s most popular Facebook-style social networks.
Within hours the snap – which appears to show the arm of an air hostess giving the finger to an airplane cabin full of passengers – had clocked up dozens of “likes”.
But the image then went viral after it was posted on Twitter and reTweeted by hundreds of users.
Aeroflot airline bosses soon found out about the photo and fired Tatiana Kozlenko.
Flight attendant Tatiana Kozlenko, who posted a picture of herself giving her passengers the finger, has been sacked by Aeroflot airline
Aeroflot – who announced the sacking on their Twitter account – said: “Posting this photo shows Tatiana’s attitude towards passengers and her duties. She acknowledged her fault when she spoke to her managers.”
But Tatiana Kozlenko claims it isn’t her arm in the snap – or even one of her airline’s planes.
She admitted that she tagged herself in the photo, which doesn’t show anyone’s face – but claims it isn’t her.
“I don’t consider myself guilty! The photo was added to my page, I only tagged myself on it!!! The hand isn’t mine, the plane is not my company’s!!! I don’t understand what they spoil my life for!!! I’m asking you for help and support!!” she said on her Vkontakte page.
Cathay Pacific says a flight attendant who felt tempted to throw coffee on Paetongtarn Shinawatra, daughter of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has lost her job.
The Thai cabin crew member had reportedly posted on Facebook that Paetongtarn Shinawatra was “the daughter of my enemy”.
Paetongtarn Shinawatra is said to have been on a flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong.
A statement by the airline said the attendant was no longer an employee. It did not say if she quit or was sacked.
Cathay Pacific said that it said it regretted the “unfortunate incident” and that it intends to personally apologize to the passenger in question.
The statement also said it had investigated the matter thoroughly and concluded that the incident was “unauthorized”.
Cathay Pacific says a flight attendant who felt tempted to throw coffee on Paetongtarn Shinawatra, daughter of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has lost her job
Thaksin Shinawatra lives abroad after being ousted in a coup in 2006, but remains a polarizing figure in Thailand. His sister Yingluck Shinawatra is currently prime minister. Paetongtarn Shinawatra is one of his three children.
According to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper, the flight attendant’s Facebook post said: “I never expected that [Paetongtarn] was on board today. I immediately told my flight manager I could not work knowing the daughter of my enemy was on the plane.
“I called my personal adviser asking if it would be all right to throw coffee at Paetongtarn, but was told that this could breach Hong Kong’s laws,” she is reported to have posted.
The attendant has not made any public comment as yet.
Lanita Thomas, a former flight attendant on Magic Johnson’s private jet, is suing the NBA legend, claiming he fired her because he wanted a younger woman for the job.
In the lawsuit, filed earlier this week, Lanita Thomas, 45, is also alleging bizarre eating habits by Magic Johnson.
Lanita Thomas, who worked on Magic Johnson’s private plane from 2004, was axed last month – allegedly because she was seven minutes late for work.
She says she earned $75,000 a year and a $25,000 bonus as the only flight attendant aboard Magic Johnson’s jet, and it was part of her job to make sure the plane had newspapers, DVDs and “highly specific in-flight food and beverage choices”, according to ABC News.
Among the required foodstuffs were Red Vine liquorice, which Lanita Thomas was ordered to “regularly squeeze to make sure they were soft”, the suit says.
Lanita Thomas claims she was seven minutes late on the day she was fired, but only because she had been held up at a deli counter making sure she got the “two types of turkey” that Magic Johnson required for his sandwich.
The former flight attendant is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit, which charges wrongful termination and failure to provide proper breaks during her workdays.
Magic Johnson, 53, retired for the first time in 1991 after announcing he was HIV positive. He attempted to make two more comebacks to the NBA in 1992 and 1994.
Despite his personal trials, Magic Johnson – enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and voted three times the NBA’s most-valuable player – has enjoyed equally astonishing success both on and off the court.
Lanita Thomas is suing Magic Johnson, claiming he fired her because he wanted a younger woman for his private jet
Since his retirement, Magic Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster and motivational speaker.
Magic Johnson was a part-owner of the L.A. Lakers for several years, but shifted his focus to a new sport in March, when he was part of the group that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team for a record $2 billion.
Magic Johnson’s bizarre demands
In her lawsuit Lanita Thomas claims Magic Johnson’s demands ranged from the relatively straightforward to the plain bizarre:
• He had “highly specific in-flight food and beverage choices”
• She had to regularly squeeze his Red Vine liquorice to ensure it was soft
• He liked his sandwiches to contain “two types of specific turkey”
• The plane had to be stocked with newspapers and DVDs
• He also failed to provide meal and rest breaks, pay her overtime, or keep accurate records of the hours she worked
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