Spirit Airlines faces claims of racism after kicking black passengers off plane
Spirit Airlines is facing claims of racism after six black passengers were kicked off a flight Monday night.
Flight 868 was outbound from Los Angeles when a white flight attendant asked a black couple to move their seats because of what appears to have been a double booking error.
According to witnesses, the couple initially refused to move and argued they had done nothing wrong. They eventually got up when the flight attendant made a rude comment and the male passenger fired back, "I'm not talking to you, you don't talk to me." The pair was then escorted off the plane.
Several other passengers protested and were kicked out as well.
According to Spirit Airlines, "Four passengers became unruly and were causing trouble with other passengers. Flight crew asked them to stop. When they did, not law enforcement was called and they were removed from the flight."
The airline says they rebooked all six passengers, but they're still unhappy with went happened. Passenger Alexandria Wright told CBS, "You hear about this type of stuff happening in America, discrimination issues and stuff like that."
This isn't Spirit's first rodeo. A passenger last year claimed she saw the airline send a black man to the back of the plane and give his premium seat to a white man after they appeared to have double booked the reservation.
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