American Airlines apologized to a Texas doctor after she was temporarily removed from a surviving plane from her crew. Dr. Tisha Rowe was on board a flight bound for Kingston between Jamaica and Jamaica, en route to Houston, when a flight attendant ordered her to get off until she got off the bus. It is concealed, reported CBS affiliate, KHOU.
Rowe told KHOU that she was traveling with her 8 year old son on June 30 when she was asked to get off the plane. Once out of service, he was told to cover himself or not be allowed to return. Having failed to change the crew's mind, she asked for a blanket, wrapped her up and headed to the lane of the house. 39, plane up to its seat.
"I'm like, all the time down," Rowe said Wednesday. "I do not want to see anyone's face, I'm embarrassed, I'm humiliated, I did not even look at one passenger."
The rules of American Airlines only stipulate that passengers must "dress properly", and that barefoot or offensive clothing is not allowed. Rowe said that the crew had chosen no one else, even a woman wearing a smaller shorts.
"If I, being Leticia Rowe, was a white woman in that same suit, though they thought it was inappropriate, do I think that they would have taken that white woman out of it? 39; plane "? she says. "Absolutely not."
She complained on Twitter of the company's crew following the incident for apparently considering her short film. "Too distracting."
American Airlines heard its comments and apologized on Tuesday.
In a statement, the airlines said, "We were concerned about Ms. Rowe's comments, we contacted her and our team at the Kingston Airport to gather more information about what they were doing. ;has passed."
"We apologize to Dr. Rowe and his son for their experience and we have fully reimbursed their trip," the statement said. "We are proud to serve customers from all walks of life and we are committed to providing a positive and safe travel experience for anyone flying with us."
Rowe said the apology was a good first step, even though she did not personally speak to any AA official. She also called on the airline to create dress code tests for their employees.
His attorney, Geoffrey Berg, also told KHOU that he was in contact with AA officials to take further action.
"We have taken some steps that I am not ready to discuss," Berg said. "Part of what we asked is that they do exactly what she said, that is, solve the problem."