The 14-year-old was directed to use the bathroom by a male flight attendant immediately before the phone's discovery, her family said.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday it is the largest such fine against an airline since rules covering long ground delays took effect
Tiffany Gomas called her conduct "completely unacceptable" in a video addressing last month's incident that delayed an American Airlines flight.
The captain’s scolding words have sparked mixed reactions on social media.
The father said he told his son to engage in “skip lagging” — or leaving the airport at his flight’s layover rather than its final destination.
A work stoppage remains unlikely due to the rules that govern collective bargaining in the airline industry.
A spokesperson for American Airlines told NBC News they were able to “reaccomodate the customer on a later flight and a member of our team has reached out to learn more.”
A Delta flight was forced to abort takeoff as an American Airlines plane taxied across the runway, according to the FAA.
The employee of Piedmont Airlines, a regional carrier owned by American Airlines, died in an incident involving a parked aircraft at an Alabama airport.
He was subdued by passengers and crew when he fled to the back of the aircraft after the confrontation, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.