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American Airlines apologizes for pilot seen with ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ sticker on his luggage

American Airlines went viral after responding to a Tweet complaining about a pilot who had a “Let’s Go Brandon” sticker on his luggage.

A Twitter user took a picture of the pilot and his sticker and tagged the airline, asking if they accept “cowardly rhetoric on their crew luggage when they’re in uniform.”

According to the New York Post, the American Airlines Twitter account responded, saying, “Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we want to get this to the right team. Please DM any additional details.” The Twitter user then posted direct messages she had with the airlines that assured her this would be investigated further.

“We take this very seriously and have sent this over to crew leadership. They will handle this internally after review. We assure you appropriate internal review will occur.”

Many users on Twitter responded to this interaction with ridicule. Journalist Mollie Hemingway tweeted, “Hope he and everyone else gets a raise for having to deal with Karen passengers such as this one.” 

Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), said, “This pilot deserves a raise for dealing with entitled Karens while doing his job. Don’t fire your pilots for being conservative or criticizing Biden. We won’t have any pilots left. As if the thousands of flight cancellations aren’t enough already. @AmericanAir do the right thing.”

American Airlines have received criticism in the past for shows of political support that they have allowed for some employees and not others.

ARTICLE: JILLIAN WEIDNER

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEW YORK POST

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