Thursday, October 8, 2009

Breast feeding mom off plane, sues airline

A woman who was kicked off an airplane at the Burlington International Airport for breast feeding her baby is suing Delta Airlines. The Burlington Free Press says negotiations failed to reach a settlement between the airline and Emily Gillette. Gillette filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court.
Gillette was ordered off a Delta Connections plane by a flight attendant after twice refusing an order to cover up while she breast fed her baby prior to take off. Gillette's lawsuit says she felt "shame and embarrassed" after being ordered off the plane. Delta Airlines refused to comment on the suit, but a spokesman says the airline supports a mother's right to breast-feed.