You need to email some media outlets as well as call your local affiliates. This is unacceptable. And I'm pretty sure against the law, at least it is in PA.
American Airlines FA ashed me to cover myself! - Page 2
MANY states have laws supporting breastfeeding mothers.
OP: what states did you take off from, land in, fly over?
is http://firstright.org/ still taking reports? if so, you should report it there. they can assign you someone to help you out with media, letters, anything.
I'm shocked! I've got a call into DP to ask her FAs to show her that rule. She (DP) typically has a good relationship with her crew. Was it AA proper or a regional (like American Eagle or Executive. I don't know the Canadian regionals)? I can't imagine the different regionals would have different passenger rules though.
HAHAHA - In the State of Ohio it is technically legal to go topless as well. I found law, while doing some bf'ing research, that the Court has indicated that Ohio's public exposure law does not include breasts.
There is nothing in the AE FA handbook about breastfeeding. Nothing. So the official policy is that there is no policy. Go figure.
If you are nursing a child on your lap who is over two then they can rightfully take issue if the seatbelt sign is on, since that child needs to follow the same rules as the rest ofthe passengers. I think there is grey area if you are nursing a child under two for whom you have purchased a seat, since he/she should also be following the same rules. It is hard to nurse a child who is strapped into a carseat next to you, however it is not difficult if the child has a lap belt. One reason I stopped bringing carseats on the plane when I had twins!
The thing that bothers me the most about things like this is- we just flew Delta, and the things they were showing on those little TVs that hang from the ceiling were very sexually graphic. There was even a 'dance' scene where it looked like all the dancers on stage were acting out s3x. But I guess boobs are okay if they are shown in a completely sexual nature, and not doing anything real, like sustaining life.
It was a snail mail letter.
It made it sound as though their policy IS to ask mothers to cover up, though they didn't say that explicitly. It was something like - they encourage breastfeeding but that it sound be done discreetly and that the FA was doing the right thing but went about it badly.