In what has been called a “ridiculous incident” at Los Angeles International Airport, FlyerTalk member flightline87 witnessed a woman chatting with a gate agent during the boarding of American Airlines flight 3013 to Albuquerque.
After the gate agent scanned the boarding passes, the woman — who was traveling with her husband and young son — accidentally touched his wrist when she reached for them. As they turned to board the aircraft, the gate agent reportedly said “Hold on”, picks up the telephone and said “I have to call the police.”
The passengers lined up at the gate and flightline87 thought he was just joking around — until he actually dialed a number and said, “I need police at Gate 44G.” The mother and father then panicked slightly and reportedly asked “What — what happened?!?”
The gate agent immediately replied, “She touched me. She shouldn’t have done that. So many passengers are hostile these days.”
The family — as well as flightline87 and other passengers waiting to board — were stunned. However, the story does not end there…
Based on this story, do you believe that the gate agent acted irrationally — or is there more to the story about which we may not know?