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Why Is The NAACP Warning Black Travelers About Flying On American Airlines?

Oct 26, 2017
Originally published on October 25, 2017 9:00 am

The NAACP issued a travel advisory Tuesday night that warned black travelers against flying on American Airlines, citing multiple instances of alleged racial discrimination.

In a written statement, the civil rights organization said it “has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines.”

A few examples of the alleged discriminatory behavior were included in the NAACP’s warning, including a black woman who booked first-class seats for her and her white friend — but the black woman’s ticket was downgraded to coach and the white traveler’s was not.

The NAACP alleged that a black woman and her child, traveling on American Airlines to New York from Atlanta, were kicked off a flight because she “asked that her stroller be retrieved from checked baggage before she would disembark.”

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