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’.

The passengers will not face criminal chargers and were given hotel vouchers and rebooked flights.


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  • Me

    Spirit is the Devil, and always has been.

    “the seat was double-booked” … they ALWAYS do this and bank on folks missing their flights so they can charge you twice for the same trip because you’re gonna have to rebook. And they are stingy with the refunds. There should be an FAA investigation into that company’s practices. I refuse to fly Spirit under any circumstances.

  • Why is Spirit still in business.

  • niksmit

    In summation, people paid for a service from a company with horrible business practices. Instead of receiving said service, they received a negative police interaction, due to said company’s horrible business practice? I was already avoiding Spirit because I’ve heard too many slightly less horrible stories, but it’s time to make that an official boycott.

  • This is a disturbing story. The black passengers obviously weren’t not being belligerent. They were asking questions about seats. They were treated as if they were terrorists when the real terrorists are crooked cops killing innocent people in the streets. The flight attendant over reacted. Just because, we live in the 21st century, doesn’t mean that racist or discriminatory policies are gone from the Earth. They exist in America and worldwide. Now, more people know about Spirit and their practices. We want passengers to experience courtesy and Spirit acted in a way that is contrary to fair treatment.

  • Lelani

    Why does so many interactions between blacks and whites end up with the police being called on black people?