United Airlines passenger removed from flight for making racist comments

United Airlines passenger removed from flight for making racist comments (Feb 18, 2017)

*A man was booted from a United Airlines flight on Saturday for allegedly making racist comments about other passengers aboard Flight 1118 from Chicago to Houston.

According to CBS station KHOU, the unidentified man asked two passengers in traditional Pakistani clothes if they had a bomb. When they didn’t respond, he repeated the question, prompting several other passengers to complain to the flight crew.

The man then spoke to a woman sitting behind him, who was traveling with a passenger of Indian decent and filming their exchange.

“The person ahead of us turned around and asked where my boyfriend was from. My boyfriend said, ‘It’s none of your business,’” the passenger told KHOU. “At that point, he said all illegals and all foreigners need to leave the country.”

The woman’s video shows him complaining about “illegals” and then being asked to leave by a flight attendant. A woman traveling with him was also removed from the plane, but not before giving passengers the finger.

The woman filming him said: “This is not Trump’s America. …Goodbye, racist!”

The man replied: “Hey, I’ll come back. You’ll be gone.”

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According to United Airlines spokesman Jonathan Guerin, the two passengers were placed on a later flight.

Guerin told The Washington Post: “We removed two passengers for making others feel uncomfortable on the flight and for saying some inappropriate things to customers on the flight. Most customers appreciate a place where they feel safe and where they’re not going to be attacked and we want to provide that.”