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Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2016
An American Airlines captain reportedly refused to fly over the concerns of uneasy appearance of four travelers on board. A Sikh passenger named Shan Anand along with three other passengers was literally kicked out from an American Airlines flight because their appearance made the captain uneasy. The passengers filed a lawsuit of $9 million against the airline.
According to a CNN report, Shan Anand, a Sikh, along with three other friends- Faimul Alam besides a Bangladeshi Muslim and an Arab Muslim — all young US citizens, were ordered off the flight 44718 from Toronto to New York last month based upon their perceived race, colour and ethnicity.
The four passengers were friends and reportedly exchanged seats so that they could seat next to each other. Several minutes later, a flight attendant asked them to get off the plane and wait at the gate for further instructions.
The flight took off leaving the four passengers and called it a safety protocol according to the reports. It was only after the plane took off that an airline agent told the men “they could not board because the crew members, and specifically the captain, felt uneasy and uncomfortable with their presence on the flight and as such, refused to fly unless they were removed from the flight.