Airline Crew Members Accused of Mistreating Muslims

Claire Gordon
Southwest Airlines crew accused of mistreating Muslims
Southwest Airlines crew accused of mistreating Muslims

Irum Abbasi's plane from San Diego to San Jose was about to take off, so she told a friend on her cellphone, "I have to go." Southwest Airlines crew members misheard Abbasi, who emigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan ten years ago, and is a U.S. citizen and graduate student. They thought she said "it's a go." They escorted her from the flight. Now she's suing.