Current News Headlines: Houston Doctor Humiliated By American Airlines After Being Told To “Cover Up” Her Outfit Or Get Off Plane, “I Strongly Believe That Race Played A Role”
News Media: Houston Doctor Told To Cover Up Outfit Her Outfit Or Get Off Plane
One Houston doctor identified as Dr. Tisha Rowe says she was humiliated by an American Airlines employee who told her she would have to “cover up” her outfit or get off the plane. She posted on Facebook “If I were a white woman, you would not have taken me off the plane.”
According to Rowe, she was traveling from Jamaica to Miami on June 30 with her 8-year-old son when she was asked to deplane for a talk with flight attendants. In order not to disrupt travel plans, she agreed to wrap herself in a blanket.
“I strongly believe that race played a role and it’s hard to articulate for people who aren’t African American women what it feels to be a double minority,” Rowe said.
Upon arrival in Miami, Rowe complained directly to the airline as well as posted to social media where she says she has received mostly positive response and some negative reactions.
“I’ve gotten numerous women saying I’ve worn shorts shorter than yours on the plane and nobody has said anything to me,” Rowe said.
American Airlines has apologized for the incident and released this statement:
“We were concerned about Rowe’s comments and reached out to her and our team at the Kingston airport to gather more information about what occurred. We apologize to Dr. Rowe and her son for their experience, and have fully refunded their travel. We are proud to serve customers of all backgrounds and are committed to providing a positive, safe travel experience for everyone who flies with us.”
According to ABC13, the airline says their dress code guidance can be found in the airline’s Conditions of Carriage that states: Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren’t allowed.
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