[Ed. – Sorry, but if the shoe fits…]
A Michigan couple is suing American Airlines for discrimination after the airline claimed they smelled bad and kicked them off a flight last year.
Yehuda Yosef Adler, Jennie Adler and their then-19-month old daughter were booted off a Jan. 23, 2019, flight from Miami to Detroit by a gate agent who said he knew people of their race and religion, Orthodox Jews, only took baths once a week, according to the lawsuit filed Jan. 28 in federal court in Texas.
The Texas-based airline issued a statement Thursday reiterating their claim that several passengers and crew members had complained of a body odor.
“Our team members took care of the family and provided hotel accommodations and meals, and rebooked them on a flight to Detroit the next morning,” the statement said. “None of the decisions made by our team in handling this sensitive situation were based on the Adler’s (sic) religion.”