Nigerian Woman Sues US Airline For Ejecting From Plane Her Over Body Odour

at 07:36 PM, 13/05/2018 (5 months ago)
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A Nigerian woman is in court against the United Airlines, claiming the carrier racially discriminated against her in removing her from her flight at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport following a complaint by a fellow passenger that she had a “pungent” odour.

Hearing the federal discrimination suit filed by Queen Obioma is a court in Texas.

The plaintiff said she and her children were wrongfully kicked off a flight headed to San Francisco on March 4, 2016, the second leg of a three-flight trip from Lagos to Ontario, Canada, where her kids attend school.

According to the lawsuit, Obioma boarded the plane and found a white male passenger sitting in her assigned business class seat, from which he refused to move. When a flight attendant failed to resolve the conflict as the man continued to refuse to move to his own assigned seat, Obioma agreed to take his spot.
Obioma went to the restroom before takeoff and returned to find the man blocking her from accessing the seat for several minutes.

She said that a United staffer, identified as Russel H., instructed her to step off the plane, where she was informed by another United agent that the pilot requested that she exit as the man causing trouble complained that she was “pungent” and did not feel comfortable flying with her.

Shaken, Obioma had her children removed from the flight as well, and the family made their connection five hours later. A frequent flyer member of United’s Star Alliance programme, Obioma said the airline discriminated against her because she is black, African and Nigerian.

United responding to an inquiry on the issue by the Houston Chronicle said:

“We have not yet been served with this suit and due to the pending litigation involved in this matter; we’re unable to provide further comment.”

Obioma seeks punitive damages and legal fees.

slimber at 10:05 PM, 13/05/2018 (5 months ago)
(12068 | Hero) (f)
Hmmmm very bad
deboalabi262 at 11:31 PM, 13/05/2018 (5 months ago)
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See racism at the highest order, uhhhh Huh? Huh? Huh? She must sue shit out of them..

DrSoba at 06:59 AM, 14/05/2018 (5 months ago)
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 Shocked Shocked
Patode at 08:46 AM, 14/05/2018 (5 months ago)
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Does an airline have a right to remove a passenger from their flight for any reason? Yes they do.
Does such a person have a right to seek redress? Yes he/she does.
We seem to have a phobia for using deodorants. I have been inside a bus/taxi and almost chocked because of body odor. If deodorant is too expensive, ordinary dusting powder applied to the armpit will absorb excessive perspiration and keep one fresh all day. Unfortunately, an airplane is a confined environment.
nature7888 at 09:40 AM, 14/05/2018 (5 months ago)
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This is very bad and sad,
fineboy77 at 11:09 AM, 14/05/2018 (5 months ago)
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Now,this is racism at its best/worst
Otikadinje at 09:40 PM, 21/05/2018 (4 months ago)
(3917 | Gistmaniac) (m)
They should be made to pay



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