Airline Loses Boston Bombing Survivor's Prosthetic Leg

But Twitter was on it
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2015 1:44 PM CST
Airline Loses Boston Bombing Survivor's Prosthetic Leg
This photo July 17, 2015, photo shows the tails of four American Airlines passenger planes parked at Miami International Airport, in Miami.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Adrianne Haslet-Davis has her prosthetic leg back, but not after quite a bit of inconvenience. The Boston Marathon bombing survivor (a professional dancer who lost her leg but didn't let that keep her from dancing) tweeted Thursday to call out American Airlines: "Hi @AmericanAir u lost my luggage w over $250k of leg & dance parts. I have an entire team on u. Pls respond, been days can't dance #retweet." To say that her request to followers to "retweet" worked would be an understatement: Her feed is an absolute flurry of others retweeting or sending their own thoughts to American on the matter ("W/ all the baggage fees 1 would think airlines would be able to keep track of the bags. @AmericanAir #ServiceFail," reads one).

After many hours, a number of setbacks ("There have been over ONE DOZEN PEOPLE filing reports with you and with my name you cannot find a claim?!" Haslet-Davis tweeted after American asked for a bag file reference number), and the story getting picked up by the media, American finally located the bag. "Great news! @AmericanAir had its best people on it and found it! A little jealous it got to travel somewhere pretty," Haslet-Davis tweeted Friday. Before her bag was found, she had praised the power of social media: "I'm lucky to have a team of fighters around me. Thanks!" she tweeted. "There are many people who go through this & don't." (More Boston Marathon bombing stories.)

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