Couple with bad body odour kicked off plane
A couple and their 19-month-old daughter in the United States were removed from an American Airlines flight after the airline told them that the other passengers and crew had complained about their body odour.
Yossi Adler said he and his wife, Jennie, were heading home from a vacation in Miami last week when they were told there was an emergency and they needed to exit the plane. Later Mr Adler was informed it was because of his body odour.
American Airlines said in a statement that the Adlers were asked to deplane after “multiple passengers, along with our crew members, complained about Mr. Adler’s body odour. Our Miami airport team members were concerned about the comfort of our other passengers due to the odour. Our team members took care of the family and provided hotel accommodations and meals and rebooked them on a flight to Detroit Thursday morning.”
Mr Yossi though claims he was kicked off the plane for religious reasons.
“Obviously, there was a reason,” Adler, who is Jewish, said in a phone interview Friday with The Washington Post. “But I think it was an anti-Semitic reason."
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