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.
Read more: NBC Chicago