Mr Saleh said: “I was speaking to my mum in Arabic, then I spoke to Slim in Arabic, and they kicked us out.”
Delta Said “Two customers were removed from this flight and later rebooked after a disturbance in the cabin resulted in more than 20 customers expressing their discomfort.We’re conducting a full review to understand what transpired. We are taking allegations of discrimination very seriously; our culture requires treating others with respect.”
Adam Saleh has filmed the Video and posted it on facebook, Until now this video is watched by 17 Million times across the world.
Caption of the video:
We got kicked out of a Delta airplane because I spoke Arabic on the phone with my mom and to my friend slim…. please help spread the word
People shared their own thoughts,
one said: THIS is insane… particulary from delta Airlines.. such a big company.. unbelievable ??. I dont know if the worst is that the cabin crew is confortable with this decision or the fact that at the background people say “bye”…. disgusting world!!!!
another said: If they were not comfortable they should be the one to step out the plane .. Racist people + disappointing airlines. What a shame. I feel sorry for him. No one should be escorted out of the plane just because he spoke in his own language.
another commented, Why didn’t educated civilized passengers walk off with them? How would Delta deal with a mass abandonment of the flight on corporate harassment grounds? Offload luggage and refund passengers and incur airport fees and legal fees and PR damage? Why are people silent except for 1 passenger and some others are waiving them goodbye?
here goes another comment, Delta please explain the actions of your staff. I am a Gold status frequent flier and this is totally unacceptable and not the first time your staff has discriminated against minorities. The racist white people waving bye in the back of the plane should also have been removed!