American Airlines Bloodies Baggage?

A Maryland woman claims her luggage was ‘covered in blood’ when she retrieved it from the carousel.

Christy says that after bringing it to an American Airlines employees attention they, “…didn’t apologize, didn’t say, wow, why don’t you go wash your hands, let me get security down here with gloves…”

American Airlines (AA) say there’s no biohazard as a preliminary look revealed that baggage handlers made no note of any bloodletting incident.

AA sent the bag to a laboratory for testing.

As having your baggage drenched in blood is not a service contractually covered in her ticket purchase, Christy will be surcharged an extra $150.

Watch the CNN Video here.

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  1. Nick says:

    That’s great – nobody noted a bloodletting incident, so your bag can’t be covered in blood. There’s no biohazard. That red stuff is all in your mind.

  2. CTSLICK says:

    This is not the blood covered bag you are looking for [waves hand in Jedi-like fashion]

  3. non-meat-stick says:

    Bag, What bag?…

    Blood, What Blood?…

    Responsibility, Who’s That?…

  4. Smoking Pope says:

    Clearly this person needs to be put on a no fly list.

  5. drsmith says:

    From that picture, I would hardly call that covered in blood. Sometimes the exaggeration in the stories covered here tend to be a bit over the top.

    That’s not to say there isn’t a biohazard present in this case, though. The main problem will be in proving that the blood wasn’t on the bag when she checked her luggage prior to boarding the plane.