The lawyer representing Dr. David Dao, the man dragged off of a United Airlines flight, is now working with a new client against the airline industry.
This time the bad airline is American Airlines. Cell phone video shows an argument on the plane, after an airline attendant allegedly took a woman's stroller by force and almost hit her and her baby.
Attorney Thomas Demetrio went on the Today Show this morning, where he called the latest airline incident "a microcosm of the entire problem:"
"We've got a flight attendant out of control, we've got a distressed mother. This is a real, real problem and the mother told me point blank her concern was her child, who almost got hit by the stroller."
In the video you can see the woman holding her baby in her arms and sobbing, pleading to get her stroller back.
"You can't use violence with a baby. Just please give me my stroller back."
"I see him wrestling with her, violently yanking the stroller away from her nearly hitting the baby in the head. It was unbelievable. He is clearly like enraged and nearly hits the baby in the head, which is the like the shocking part of it."
Then a male passenger stands up to confront the attendant. They argue back and forth, and the man can be heard saying in the video:
"You do that to me and I'll knock you flat."
American Airlines released a statement Saturday apologizing for what happened:
"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."
One thing is for sure, the airlines don't care about their passengers. It's time for an overhaul or something. Make flying great again!
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