‘Humiliated’ passenger sues Continental Airlines

Carolyn “Lynne” Meadow, the artistic director of the Manhattan Theater Club, filed a lawsuit against Continental Airlines yesterday, saying a member of the company’s flight crew humiliated her by turning her over to the FBI.

The incident happened last August on a flight from Rome to New York, according to the New York Sun.

The Sun reports the story today in a long-winded, blow-by-blow account. Here’s a summary: Meadow angered one flight attendant by asking him to be quiet while she slept, she then proceeded to monopolize other flight attendants’ time with various requests, and she finally broke an armrest monitor (accidentally, she claimed), incurring the wrath of the flight attendant she initially shushed.

Even that’s a little long-winded.

Anyway, the flight attendant accused her of “destroying” airplane property and had the Feds waiting for her when the plane touched down in New York.

She is suing the airline for emotional distress, humiliation and for providing her with faulty flight equipment, the Sun reports.

Continental is not commenting on the matter.

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