2 Muslim American women were kicked off an American Airlines flight for making staff feel “unsafe.”
Niala Mohammad, a senior broadcast journalist and producer for Voice of America, and her unidentified friend, who declined to be named to BuzzFeed because she works for the federal government, were on the delayed American Airlines Flight 2239 that was sitting on the tarmac for more than three hours, according to BuzzFeed.
To help the time go by, Mohammad was watching Pakistani dramas on her iPhone. Her friend started conversing with a nearby male passenger about the delay, mentioning that no food or water was given to passengers. It was during this time a male flight attendant approached Mohammad’s friend and told her that she could get off the plane if she wasn’t pleased with the service.
After further conflict with the flight attendant, an American Airlines customer relations representative asked them to come to the front with their belongings. Once they reached the ramp, a number of air marshals and Miami-Dade police officers were waiting to escort the two. Mohammad believes her ethnicity played a big part in it.
An American Airlines flight attendant wore a Black Lives Matter button. A meltdown ensued.
A woman posted a photo to the American Airlines on Tuesday appearing to show an American Airlines flight attendant assisting a passenger. The flight attendant is wearing a large button that says “Black Lives Matter.”
The woman’s single-word caption: “Disgraceful.”
Her post certainly caught the attention of many Facebook users, with more than 2,000 comments on the photo so far, the majority of which seemed to disagree with the idea that the photo was “disgraceful.”
The verified American Airlines account, which responded to the photo and appeared to take the complaint(?) seriously:
I can see no “disgrace” in wearing a Black Lives Matter button! This is a tribute to all the victims of police brutality! And that flight attendant didn’t want to offend any of the passengers, and he didn’t say that white lives don’t matter!
I will never fly American Airlines if they allow their racist passengers to doubt about the value of black lives…
In 1996, Pepsi struck a deal with Air France to promote their re-branding and new corporate logo, so an Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde, tail number F-BTSD (affectionately referred to as “Sierra Delta”) was painted in their colors as the high point of a massive marketing campaign.
Due to the heat generated by Mach +2 flight, Concordes were supposed to keep an almost all-white livery, so this new blue one forced pilots to stay at Mach 1.7 so the plane would not experience problems.
The Pepsi colors only lasted for 16 charted flights, after which the aircraft returned to her regular schedule in her old white livery, the amount payed for this stunt remaining secret.