American Airlines Snatched Sewing Machine From Wheelchair-Bound Passenger, And Broke It [Roundup]

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  1. OMAAT lost any respect it had from me a long time ago…..

    Anyway, AA seems to contribute more than necessary to weird tabloid stories. A person of determination with a personal sewing machine totalled, oh dear! I’m hesitant to return to AA, despite my OW Gold status.

  2. It’s a shame that they broke it, but the passenger was taking up a lot of space, sewing machines are not small enough for a single airplane seat. Imagine taking your seat and your neighbor whips out a full size sewing machine and starts going to town on it!! It is also a safety issue, I’m sure. And some machines are very loud. Passengers are just doing whatever they feel like now- taking a sponge bath, clipping toenails, sewing- with no consideration for the rest of the plane. I don’t blame them for removing the machine, but they should pay for what they broke. If the machine was broken because the passenger was being grabby or belligerent, it is their own fault.

  3. I think everyone is forgetting the main issue… safety. What if the plane experienced trouble & you had a kamikaze swing machine bouncing around the cabin? She was wrong to not check it in the 1st place and, I’m sure the machine was replaced.

  4. Shame on the passenger. I’m sick of people lawlessness. Read a book.. or take a nap. Stop showing your lack of brain and common sense.

  5. Did anyone read the story? It fit the dimensions of a carry-on but the gate agent took it anyway and checked it. Not surprisingly, it was damaged while being treated like regular luggage. It cost almost $1k to repair.

  6. Shame on the people that are bashing the lady who got her sewing machine taken the airline should be highly ashamed of themselves but as we all know they don’t care and the people who are saying it’s a safety issue a pin, unopened soft drink can or basically any object so can’t really claim safety issue the people that comment like that sound like you work for American airlines just pushing the airlines mistakes onto the customer extremely shameful

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