Muslim angry after removed from flight
A Muslim woman from San Diego wants a Southwest Airlines crew disciplined for removing her from a flight for wearing a headscarf.
Irum Abassi says she was forced off a San Jose-bound flight in San Diego on Sunday because a flight attendant found her to be suspicious.
Abassi says she was told that a flight attendant overheard her say on her cell phone “it’s a go.”
Abassi told reporters that she said, “I’ve got to go,” before hanging up because the flight was about to depart.
Southwest Airlines apologised to Abassi and gave her a voucher for another flight.
Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz says the airline is looking into the matter, but will not disclose internal actions.