(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) Seven African-American passengers were booted from a Spirit Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth International Monday, raising concerns that the flight crew discriminated against them because of their race.
Los Angeles Airport police officers initially escorted just one couple off Flight 868 shortly after 7:15 p.m. local time because a white flight attendant accused a male traveler of being disruptive when he refused to get up from his seat.
“It’s a business dispute,” LAX police spokesman Rob Pedregon told the Daily News. “It’s up to (Spirit) to define what is disruptive.”
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