Southwest you got some ‘splainin’ to do! What the fraggle nackle bull crackle is going on over at our favorite airline? We can’t believe you with all your “no hassle” guarantees are picking on the Muslims. We understand she had her head wrapped up and she was making a phone call on her cell phone and things may have seemed a little suspect. But that’s still no reason to hustle her to the ground and kick her off the flight.
San Jose University graduate student, Irum Abbasi, was leaving San Diego yesterday morning when a flight attendant got antsy about a Muslim woman with a headscarf on hurriedly finished a cell phone call saying “It’s a go!” At least that’s what she thought she heard, according to AOL Travel News. Abbasi was really finishing up a call with Verizon customer service and was short with the customer service agent saying, “I have to go!”
Sounds like paranoia right? It probably was. She saw the headscarf and the flight attendant had a full James Bond moment play itself out in her head and Abbasi was removed from the flight by TSA agents. Now Southwest is in full apology mode and showering Abassi with courtesy flights. Read the full story here. Southwest better send the flight attendant to sensitivity training or let her go. They were on a roll with the two free bags and no change fees stuff.