Family booted from flight after passengers complained of body odour
- Author: Darren Santiago Jan 26, 2019,
Jan 26, 2019, 0:28
Yossi Adler and his wife Jennie, along with their 19-month-old daughter were flying from Miami to Detroit Wednesday night and had boarded the flight with every intention of making the trip as planned, NBC News reported Thursday. There's nothing wrong with us'.
In a statement to WPLG, American Airlines confirmed that the family was booted off the flight after "several passengers complained about their body odor". "That was upsetting, that the man said 'Oh you Orthodox people don't take showers, ' that's what he told me".
The Adlers told the TV station Thursday night they had made it safely home.
Yossi Adler was asked to deplane the flight - headed from Miami, Florida to Detroit, Michigan - after "team members were concerned about the comfort of our other passengers due to the odor", American Airlines told Fox News in a statement on Thursday. Adler quickly responded. "I said you kicked me off because of religious reasons".
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The couple, both 37, had eight other children at home in Southfield, Mich., so Adler said that he and his wife were anxious that there may have been an incident involving one of them. "Because we just got kicked off a plane for smelling", said Jennie Adler.
American Airlines said it's investigating after a woman in a wheelchair was left in an airport overnight following a canceled flight.
The person said, "Our team members took care of the family by providing overnight accommodations and meals and rebooking them for the next available flight".
Video showed the Adlers approach a ticket counter Wednesday evening, complaining that the airline had removed them from the plane and then sent their belongings ahead to Detroit.
An American Airlines jet taxis on the runway at Washington National Airport in Washington, U.S., August 9, 2017. "Our crew members smelled it and our pilot smelled it and the pilot says we can't let you fly in this plane because the b.o.'s too bad'". "And those were the managers - they were embarrassing us in front of everybody".