Both the flight attendant and the pilot should be fired right away!
And U.S. Airlines should be sued big time, since these corps only understand profits.
And force them to draft policies and have their employees trained to understand the reason for the rules, reasonable accommodations should be the case to prevent petty tyrants such as the flight attendant and the pilot to have carte blanche to mistreat, and discriminate. 911 blankets everything with fear, and it only heightened the existing contradictions in our society, in particular, racial profiling, the attack on immigrants, and people of color in this country, the attack on the poor people: age, race, disability, skin color, underpants showing under your jeans, etc. The important thing about this whole thing: people actually are no longer just bystanders, and had the moral courage to speak up, and take a position against this behavior, so today, at least, I am juiced, because people do give a damn, and they won't stand for such injustices, and they are many more of us than the ignorant attendant, and her pilot! Shame on you, U.S. Airways, for not even apologizing, it is your employee, and it is your policy, I sure avoid you like the plague, and American Airlines, and United, and Delta, and Continental! You won't get a dollar from me, if I can help myself!