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Arab-American Family Removed From UA Flight

Arab-American Family Removed From UA Flight

Arab-American Family Removed From UA Flight

An Arab-American family claims that United Airlines removed them from a Chicago’s O’Hare to Washington, D.C. flight due to racial discrimination. The airline, however, says the family was rebooked on a later flight over concerns about a child’s safety seat.

In a clip posted on Facebook, a flight attendant is heard saying to the family, “We’re going to ask that you step off the aircraft with all your belongings.” A man then asks why, and the flight attendant replies with, “Because they are investigating.” In a different video, the pilot says “it is a safety of flight issue.”

Personally, I think the airline handled this very poorly and used poor language when communicating with the passengers. I too would assume it was due to the family being Arab simply based on their word choice and demeanor.

Watch: Pilot speaking to the family
Watch: Flight Attendant speaking to the family

Read more: NBC Chicago

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