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Sun Nov 22, 2015, 06:36 AM

Southwest Airlines Is Allowing Its Racist Passengers To Kick Muslim Passengers off Their Flights

The world’s largest low-cost airline carrier allowed a few racist passengers to oust Arabic-speaking and Muslim passengers on two separate flights this week, quickly becoming the official airline for the country’s bigots.

Two men, 29-year-old Maher Khalil and 28-year-old Anas Ayyad, who both moved to Philadelphia 15 years ago from Palestine, were speaking Arabic before their flight in the terminal this week, reports NBC Philadelphia. After overhearing them, another passenger on their flight approached the gate agent, demanding they be removed from the flight. The agent acquiesced, telling the pair that they wouldn’t be allowed to board because a passenger was afraid to fly with them.

http://gawker.com/southwest-airlines-is-allowing-its-racist-passengers-to-1743955900?rev=1448133343015&utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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I love the response of one of the Palestinian passengers:

“If that person doesn’t feel safe, let them take the bus,” Khalil, who owns two pizza parlors in Philadelphia, said to a Southwest Airlines gate agent, according to NBC Philadelphia. “We’re American citizens just like everybody else.”
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---Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, any "rejected" people, should not have to apologize for their existence. Put the blame where it is - on the racist bigots.

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Reply Southwest Airlines Is Allowing Its Racist Passengers To Kick Muslim Passengers off Their Flights (Original post)
ellenrr Nov 2015 OP
951-Riverside Nov 2015 #1
oberliner Nov 2015 #2
ellenrr Nov 2015 #3
mucifer Nov 2015 #4
DinahMoeHum Nov 2015 #5
oberliner Nov 2015 #7
turbinetree Nov 2015 #6
oberliner Nov 2015 #9
66 dmhlt Nov 2015 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2015 #10
REP Nov 2015 #11
ScreamingMeemie Nov 2015 #12

Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 06:39 AM

1. No Blacks or Muslims allowed

 

A Spirit Airlines crew kicked seven black passengers off a flight from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth Monday, and the passengers blame discrimination by white flight attendants.

Police initially escorted one couple off Flight 868 just after 7 p.m., accusing a man of being disruptive when he refused to give up his seat, according to the New York Daily News. But five more passengers -- all black -- were removed from the aircraft after they questioned police and the Spirit Airlines crew.

Nobody was charged with a crime, but police said the airline was within its rights to kick off passengers.

“It’s a business dispute,” LAX police spokesman Rob Pedregon told the Daily News. “It’s up to (Spirit) to define what is disruptive.”


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/7-black-passengers-kicked-off-flight-claim-racial-discrimination_56390394e4b027f9b96a5571

...the sad reality of air travel.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 07:29 AM

2. Actually, the passengers were allowed to board

 

Philly Pizza Shop Owner Calls 911 After He Says He Was Profiled on Flight Home

Excerpt:

"I didn't know what to do, so I called the cops," Khalil said.

The flight was delayed and the two men were ultimately allowed to board after being questioned again by airport security and police. The airline issued a statement acknowledging a brief disagreement with two customers.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philly-Pizza-Shop-Owner-Profiled-Southwest-Airlines-351944441.html#ixzz3sDsPobrP

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:42 AM

3. oh well.. in that case...

let's forget about them being profiled and humiliated.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:42 AM

4. Years ago I had a middle eastern patient who

had a little brother about 2 years old at the time. The little boy's name was Jack.

His dad told me with a big smile that they had to be very careful at the airport to NOT say "Hi Jack!"

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:48 AM

5. "You Are Now Free To Move About The Country" - SWA slogan

. . .my Aunt Fanny.





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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:57 AM

7. The passengers were allowed to board

 

For what that is worth.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:48 AM

6. These air carriers......................

operate under the common rule of law and the operation to operate under those FAA contracts.

http://contract-law.laws.com/contracts/common-law-governance-of-contracts

And in as such if they are doing what they are doing, breaking the law, then the FAA had better stepped in on this situation to remind these carriers that there operating certificate is now being questioned from which to operate under the FAA Parts 9, 13, 43.13, 65, 121, 135 air carrier certificates of operation

And when someone anyone purchases a ticket, the minute they buy that ticket, they are vetted, and if you don't think so, go and ask the FBI, and the air marshal on the flight


This is another example of how airline costs go up, because this bigotry will find itself in a court of law, and we all pay for this bigotry

Honk--------------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016



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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:59 AM

9. The passengers called 911

 

The police got involved and then they were allowed to board.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:59 AM

8. Yeah, but those Arabs were armed with BAKLAVA!



The two men were later allowed to board.
As Khalil walked to his seat at the back of the plane, some were suspicious of a white box he was carrying and asked to see what was inside, he said. To ease the tension, Khalil opened it and shared the baklava he’d bought with a few passengers.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/11/21/arabic-speaker-briefly-kept-off-flight-after-complaint/76173708/

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 10:38 AM

10. Kick the bigots, please. nt

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 01:50 PM

11. Yet another reason for me to continue to not fly with Southwest

They're so awful in so many ways.

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