It was another American Airlines flight-mare.
A Connecticut woman is the latest passenger to blast the carrier for what she described as a “packed” flight amid the coronavirus pandemic — despite assurances that all middle seats would be left empty, according to reports and video she posted of the ordeal.
Krissy Maloney of Stamford arrived at the airport on Tuesday to find the gate crammed, with people packed together as they waited to board, she said in a since-deleted post on Facebook according to the Daily Mail.
“The seating area at the gate was packed, no indication there was a pandemic at all,” she wrote.
“Everyone was wearing a mask, though many had them under their chin with mouth and nose exposed or it just covered their mouth and there (sic) nose was completely open,” she wrote.
She said she was told that the airline blocked all center seats from being occupied on the Airbus A321.
“Absolutely not the case!” she said, adding that “every single seat on this plane was filled!”
Maloney posted a short video showing the crowded conditions aboard while the flight attendants were giving the flight safety briefing.
“While I understand the need to make the flight worth the cost, I just don’t understand how the airline gets away with this while a restaurant owner is charged with a misdemeanor for serving a single person at a bar, or drones can monitor us and our distance from each other and the airline just lies that they are taking precautions,” she said.
“No one said anything to anyone about distancing or even to pull your mask from under your chin,” said Maloney, who flew to South Carolina to be with her pregnant daughter Meg, the Daily Mail reported.
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