Six Black passengers on a Spirit Airlines flight were kicked off a Dallas-bound aircraft Monday night (Nov. 2) after the flight attendant allegedly accused the group of being disruptive. The three couples were escorted off the plane at Los Angeles International Airport and are claiming they were racially discriminated against by the attendant.
CBS Los Angeles reports:
Witnesses told CBS2/KCAL9’s Tom Wait the passengers were removed from Flight 868 after a white flight attendant accused a member in the group of being a threat.
It started with confusion over a seat, which the travelers claimed was double-booked. Then police came and escorted the three couples, all black, off the plane.
“It was more than just us having the conversation. Why is that six black people got kicked off the plane?” Wright asked.
The flight left for Dallas at 8 p.m. Monday without those six passengers, who said they were had not been rebooked as of 11:30 p.m.
According to Raw Story, the double-booked seat was occupied by a white person. Witnesses also added that the six passengers were combative with the flight staff.
Spirit Airlines has elected to decline comments.
Watch CBS2/KCAL9’s video report below:
Photo: CBS Los Angeles