A Virgin Blue flight attendant has been fired over allegations that he placed a passenger's infant in the overhead bin during a flight from Fiji to Sydney, according to the Sunday Herald.
The 17-month-old baby, Riley, was playing a game of peek-a-boo with his father when the flight attendant decided to join in, putting the baby in an overhead bin, says Natalie Williamson, the child's mother.
"I stood up and there were people laughing and then I said 'Get my son out of there now.' I was devastated. I was absolutely devastated," says Williamson.
Along with firing the attendant, Virgin Blue offered the mom three free flights.
Williamson says Riley now sees specialists because he is suffering from anxiety and withdrawal. "He won't leave my sight now. He sleeps with me. If I'm not in the same room as him, he will scream and yell 'Mum, mum, mum.'"
Momlogic wonders what in the world this flight attendant was thinking! Ridiculous!