Today’s news theme is: Bad flight attendants.
First, a Supreme Court case, via Slate’s fine Dahlia Lithwick: The problem here, of course, is that Hanson didn’t die as a result of an “accident,” as we’d colloquially use that word. He died because his flight attendant was a bitch. Sadly, his wife can’t recover for that under the Warsaw Convention.
And from the Freep, a reminder that bitchery, like dunderheadedness, crosses gender lines: A flight attendant with a novel approach to a crying baby:
Cunningham drugged the then-19-month-old with Xanax, a prescription medication for panic attacks and anxiety. The FBI said the baby was squirming and crying, Cunningham became upset and told the mother: “This is starting to be a problem.”
He got probation and a curfew.