American Airlines has kicked off three passengers bound for Detriot after passengers complained of bad body odor coming from the family.
The family were returning home to Detriot from Miami and boarded an American Airlines flight however they were asked to leave after several passengers complained of “bad smelling odor” coming from the couple and their 19-month-old boy. Once they left the aircraft the gate was closed and they were told they were not allowed to re-enter the aircraft. When the kicked off passengers asked for there checked-in bags American initially obliged, however, it later came apparent that the aircraft had taken off with there bags onboard in an effort not to delay the aircraft. American put the family in a hotel overnight and rebooked them on a flight for the following day. The passengers departed and landed in Detriot the following day
American Airlines followed up with a statement the following day reading: “Mr. Adler and his wife were removed from the flight when several passengers complained about their body odor, they have been booked into a hotel for the night and given meal vouchers. They have been rebooked on a flight Thursday.”
My personal opinion is that if AA could afford to put these guys in an all expenses paid hotel for the night could they have just simply gone to the airport newsagency and bought them so deodorant? Who knows.
Amercian Airlines 737-800 aircraft in the retro livery full photo credit