Fmr. flight attendant fired, sued for posting passenger info
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 4:29
- Date Apr 13, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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-- Kelly -- back in session on the docket today a flight attendant goes rogue.
A former now former American Airlines employee venting his frustrations about customers and executives by making parody videos.
About the passengers.
And then posting them on the -- that.
Here's just a sample.
-- flyby is when I come in real clothes and I kinda.
Swooped in just raised right over and and then right when he thinks that he's got my attention.
I fly fly I'm off.
I did this kind of things for the whole -- I mean.
I wore myself out torturing this man.
-- now open after he posted allegedly passengers' personal information online.
He was -- fired but he's getting sued by American Airlines but do they have a case.
Joining me now fox and legal analyst at least we don't and defense attorney and former prosecutor jobs -- ports.
I mean you got I've read I've -- that guy.
It does -- punish you if you you know did -- don't behave properly on the play every does doesn't like you any.
How did it all online -- I got an American is apparently wasn't -- happy about it.
However they have a claim against it.
Yet it's his second rule making where you didn't get fewer passenger you didn't get to -- within two seconds to just walk by ballot that would never talk to.
Let me got.
Have been on those -- I guess.
But if they do have a case because not just the video parity okay that's bad form may -- cause for losing your job.
But what he did was with illegal that's the cause of this criminal of the civil complaint excusing.
As he went into.
With other people of apparently allegedly allegedly exactly into sabre which is the system and American Airlines used.
And he posted from -- you know confidential information about passengers.
Where they were going to be that big of a better right here is very specific about where they weren't flying look out for mr.
-- -- was going to be an -- and you know this flight that -- look up for this one.
But yeah it seems like what he was trying to do if you believe the allegations -- complaint -- was to plant is he's he's complaining that the American Airlines executives would boot.
Passengers out of first class so there so they are their -- can take the first class seat and he was giving examples like mrs.
so and so got onboard this flight -- this day.
And some paying customer got -- back to coach -- mrs.
so and so wanted to sit in the first class seats exactly.
So -- prop -- that was a blowing.
Exactly it could be whistle -- -- he was really only outing.
The corporate exacts who were really given it to the consumers so he could be the guy that every all of us loved to hate.
He's appealing to the consumer.
Believing the incorporated greed for lack a better word and -- appealing to the consumer also because we have all experienced and -- any.
Where he crosses a line is okay he -- not divulge the private information but he's doing it to parity and the irony is protected.
No they haven't if not a big my many -- they can stop him from accessing the confidential information what I -- Atlantic.
He claims that he did not access confidential information through any American Airlines system he claims he's got some other.
Means of getting this -- -- that we're all gonna be very surprised that at some point at least.
And let me ask you this because I read what he wrote about he says for example on March 8.
so and so uses American Airlines -- -- private airline that won't fly until she's ready.
He's as a flight left over an hour late causing scores of passengers to miss their connections to -- up so he apparently is going through and calling out people.
Four missing using American Airlines flights to the disadvantage of passengers and -- apropos of the whistle blowing -- -- protected.
The executives and that I I agree with John on that executive OK maybe some of that's allowed under -- -- -- but you've also got breach of fiduciary duty breach of loyalty.
And under Texas law I mean.
You know infringement on confidential information so unless he -- show.
That he somehow with getting us from I don't know where are putting on fly -- sentences his website.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Then that's that's.
Private property American.
-- and -- a quick final word we got to -- is a breaking news.
Don't -- they can stop gathering the confidential information but the -- stays up that's First Amendment protected and it's funny -- -- -- voting you look at the -- -- they want --