Passenger Encounters Sticky Situation on Flight From SD

Woman claims airline worker dropped super glue in her hair

By Lauren Steussy
|  Thursday, Jun 28, 2012  |  Updated 6:25 AM PDT
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Airline Tech Drops Super Glue in Woman's Hair

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A woman flying from San Diego to Houston had to cut off a chunk of her hair after an airline employee reportedly dripped super glue on her.

Karen Reed said as she was boarding a United Airlines flight on June 14, a maintenance worker asked her to stand up as he super glued a piece of plastic on the overhead bin above her, according to a report from KPRC in Houston.

In the process, he dripped some of the glue on Reed's head and hands, she said.

"When the flight attendant said 'hey you got superglue in her hair,' he totally ignored the comment, wouldn't look at me, wouldn't make any comment and replaced the seat cushion and walked out," Reed told KPRC.

The flight attendant apologized and offered Reed a blanket, but neither were any consolation to Reed, who had to sacrifice a large chunk of her long hair.

"There's three clumps of super glue where it had to come out because it just wasn't coming out," she said.

Contacted by KPRC, a United Airlines representative said: "We are reaching out to Ms. Reed to apologize and offer compensation as an appreciation of her business."

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