First a wine train, now a plane. Seems as though being Black is good enough reason to get you kicked off transportation nowadays.
On Monday evening, 7 Black passengers were kicked off a Spirit Airline flight from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth International, and they say it was because of their race.
Around 7:15 last night, the passengers were escorted off the after a white flight attendant said a black passenger was being disruptive when he didn’t get up from his seat.
According to CBS Los Angeles, issues arose when there was confusion with assigned seating and the seat was double-booked.
“I’m really humiliated just for the simple fact that you hear about this type of stuff happening in America, discrimination issues and stuff like that, but to actually experience it first-hand,” said passenger Alexandria Wright.
“It was more than just us having a conversation,”Wright stated. “Why is it that, what, six black people get kicked off the plane?”
A LAX spokesman said that it’s up to Spirit to define what exactly is ‘disruptive’.
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The passengers will not face criminal chargers and were given hotel vouchers and rebooked flights.