American Airlines Removes Couple With 7-Week-Old Baby off Flight

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We’ve all seen a fair share of wacky things happening on plane journeys this year. Whether it be a flight attendant helping a struggling mom by breastfeeding her baby, a woman being duck-taped to a passenger seat, a woman being kicked off for wearing a sports bra, or, in most recent events, American Airlines removing a couple with a 7-week-old baby off a flight.

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But before they were removed from the flight, it got a little bit heated…

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So, keep on scrolling to find out what happened for the couple to be booted off the plane.

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Kamia Hoilett, a momma to a 7-week-old baby, and her partner, Allan Ali, were on an American Airline flight, but before they could set off to Philadelphia, they were told to leave…

It was all because of a rather negative exchange with both a male passenger and a female flight attendant.

The couple was about to let a man sit down in a seat in their row, but before they could move for him to get to his seat, a flight attendant got a bit impatient.

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“Ya’ll have to get up,” a flight attendant said aggressively, as per The Shadow Room.

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And, even after the flight attendant spoke to the couple rather rudely, they both began to move.

But, when you’re wearing a 7-week-old baby on your chest, you tend to need a little more room, and the flight attendant was blocking the mom from being able to move for the man to sit down.

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And so, as any person would, the momma asked if she could have some more room to be greeted with a not-so-friendly question.

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“Is this going to be a problem?” the flight attendant asked, with Kamia assuring her that there was no problem at all.

Afterward, she was told passively-aggressively to: “Sit down” and “Buckle” her “seatbelt”, Allan recollected in an interview with TSR.

This didn’t sit well with Kamia, as she hadn’t done anything for the flight attendant to speak to her in the way that they did, so she spoke up, explaining to the flight attendant that she’s not a child and doesn’t appreciate her tone.

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And, upon the flight attendants return, 2 others joined them in a quest to kick the couple and their newborn baby off of the flight.

When 1 of the crew members asked her again if there was a problem, Kamia replied saying there wasn’t.

But, the flight attendant had said she was being aggressive, and then another, who wasn’t even there for the incident said that Kamia was aggressive.

And when Kamia tried explaining herself, a flight attendant responded:
“I wasn’t here, I wasn’t saying that you did, but the captain has made that request and I don’t have any override over that.”

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It was in that moment that 1 of the flight attendants demanded Allan “Put’s the video off,” and slapped it out of his hand.

Not cool at all.

“All she asked was to let her move to let her out the aisle, that’s it, it’s a travesty,” Allan was heard saying in the video.

And so, the couple were kicked off and given a later flight to Philadelphia at 8.20 pm, which was over 7 hours after their original flight.

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People on social media shared their disgust with the American Airline, too.

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It’s not just infuriated the couple and social media users, but it’s changed both Allan and Kamia’s perspective on plane journeys, too. And it’s really sad…

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Taking to Instagram, Allan shared some photographs he documented, wanting to cherish his daughters 1st ever experience on a plane.

“I took these pictures to document my daughter’s first flight… to me airports have always marked the beginning of an exciting journey… vacations, life changes, and new experiences,” he wrote in the caption.

“I’m not sure I’ll ever feel that excitement quite again… and I’ll always have to remind my daughter of the way the world REALLY is… nonetheless this weekend was beautiful confusing challenging and mind-boggling all at the same time… not sure I or my family for that matter want to visit an airport for quite a while… I’m burned out…

“But grateful at the same time…. Because one thing is for certain… THE CAMERA IS THE GREATEST WEAPON BLACK PEOPLE HAVE AGAINST INJUSTICE… and it will always be my choice of weapon,” he finished.

What do you think?

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