Lawsuit allegation against United Airlines

Friday, November 3, 2023


A recent lawsuit alleged that United Airlines preferred flight attendants with specific characteristics and age ranges on charter flights that serve professional and collegiate sports teams.

A news agency published this news.

United Airlines is partial to a “certain look” of “white, young, thin women who are predominately blond and blue-eyed”. This ia according to a lawsuit two flight attendants filed.

For this reason, the flight attendants were not selected to work on the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team’s charter flights.

Dawn Todd, 50 and Darby Quezada, 44, contend that they were disregarded and subsequently kicked off these flights in favour of their female counterparts. The counterparts were “young, thin and blue-eyed”.

Both Todd and Darby are women of colour.

Both stated they have over 15 years of experience with United Airlines. They are requesting money in compensation for what they claim to be harassment and discrimination.

According to the lawsuit, Darby Quezada and Dawn Todd have been trying for more than a decade to get into the airline’s staffing programme for the Dodgers’ flights.

These duties provide higher remuneration than standard assignments by up to three times because of longer flight hours and extra perks.

They were selected last year but soon many white flight attendants were introduced to the programme, and things started to shift.

As a result, Todd had fewer assignments, and Quezada was eventually kicked out of the programme.

According to the complaint, United Airlines retaliated against Todd and Quezada after they complained about being passed over despite their seniority.

This included calling Todd the “flight’s maid” and making fun of her in meetings and on flights.

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