Airline apologises after passenger finds 'I Am Gay' written on luggage

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    The passenger posted a picture of his bag on Twitter at the weekend, and the image has caused a social media storm.

    It occurred after a Jetstar flight from Perth to Brisbane, but where the lettering took place is not yet clear.

    User @aaronpp uploaded the image, with the caption: "Utterly disgusted to find my luggage front and centre on the @JetstarAirways luggage carousel looking like this."

    He has now set up a blog to answer questions about the incident that he describes as #thatHorribleSuitcase.

    It reads: "I would like to point out that Jetstar has contacted me and offered a very sincere apology. For which I am grateful.

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    This is disgusting. The "I am gay" is not the main issue for me. The issue I have is that his luggage was vandalized, period. The homophobic slur is secondary.

    I thought the blog post was well written and thoughtful.

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