"If I were a white woman, you would not have me off the plane," said Dr. Tisha Rowe.
Rowe wrote on Facebook that she was traveling from Jamaica to Miami on June 30 when she was asked to disembark for a conversation with the flight attendants.
"I firmly believe that race has played a role and it is difficult to express for people who are not African-American women what it feels like to be a double minority," Rowe said. .
Rowe says that she was asked to "hide" her outfit if she wanted to return to the plane.
The woman was traveling with her 8-year-old son and agreed to wrap her in a blanket so as not to disrupt her travel plans.
As soon as she landed in Miami, the woman complained directly to the airline and was posted on social networks, where she received a generally positive response, with negative reactions.
"Many women said I was wearing shorts shorter than yours on the plane and no one said anything to me," said Rowe.
American Airlines is excused for this incident and issued this statement:
"We were worried about Rowe 's comments and we contacted her and our team at the Kingston airport to gather more information about what happened. We apologize to Dr. Rowe and "We are proud to serve customers from all walks of life and are committed to providing a positive and safe travel experience for all those who fly with us."
The airline tells ABC13 that its dress code is stated in the company's Conditions of Carriage, which states the following: dress appropriately; barefoot or offensive clothing is not allowed.
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