Re: Removal of Emily Gillete from Delta Flight 6160
by jennyluvsgames - Posted Fri December 1, 2006 @ 4:19 PM
I've read most (though probably not all) of the stuff about this and have seen/heard some talk about it on the tv and radio. My thoughts on the matter are that based on what I have heard the woman did nothing wrong except somehow upset the FA who threw her off the plane. Now here is where the problem is, Delta says they punished the FA for thowing the woman off so that tells me that she was more in the wrong then the woman. My opinon of the matter is that the FA just has a problem with brestfeeding.
Just like I have a problem with making out in public. If I saw two people making out on a plane (I'm not talking about just kissing, but really making out) I would complain to the FA and if nothing was done to stop them and my niece was with me then I might even say something to the couple. It just makes me want puke when I see that and I often think other people feel the same way when they don't.
I got the impression that this is what happened with the FA. She is really bothered by people breastfeeding in public and asked the woman to cover up. Maybe people looked to see why she asked and the woman refused and she just figured that others were bothered by it too.
The fact of the matter remains though that it doesn't matter if the FA was bothered or if anyone else was bothered or how old the child is. The law protects brestfeeding and it doesn't matter if the child could have waited or was to old ect. Unless the woman did something else the FA had no right to kick her off and Delta is in the wrong. I think that if the woman had done something else wrong Delta would have said so when they made their statement(s). So I feel that Delta was in the wrong and the FA had no right to kick the woman off.