American Airlines Passenger Is Shocked by the Politicization of the Culture

POLITICS & POLICY
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On Saturday, an American Airlines customer complained to the company on Twitter after she noticed that one of its pilots had a “Let’s Go Brandon” tag on his luggage. From the New York Post:

American Airlines (AA) went viral after responding to a Twitter user Saturday who complained about a pilot because he had a “Let’s Go Brandon” sticker on his luggage.

A Twitter user who has since made her Twitter account private took a picture of the sticker and sent it to the airline, asking if they accept “cowardly rhetoric on their crew luggage when they’re in uniform.”

“We are not the only passengers who noticed and were disgusted,” the user added.

The official Twitter account of AA responded to the user’s public complaint, tweeting, “Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we want to get this to the right team. Please DM any additional details.

In a vacuum, I understand why this tag annoyed the customer in question, even if I don’t understand the instinct to publicize it or to complain as she did. In an ideal world, there would, indeed, be a much brighter line than currently exists between our culture and our politics.

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