A Virgin Blue flight attendant has been fired after putting a 17 month old toddler in an overhead locker on a flight from Fiji to Sydney. Apparently the lady’s husband was playing a peek-a-boo game involving the overhead locker, and the flight attendant decided to join in, putting the baby in the overhead bin for as much as 10 seconds.
Now, though this was in poor taste, it sounds to me like the flight attendant’s intentions were actually good (just trying to entertain the toddler). What’s really ridiculous about the story is the mother’s reaction:
According to Ms Williamson, Riley, who is now 20 months, has seen various specialists since the incident after suffering from anxiety and withdrawal.
‘He won’t leave my sight now. He sleeps with me. If I’m not in the same room as him, he will scream’, she said.
Nice to see frivolous lawsuits aren’t limited to the US!