Family kicked off American Airlines flight after body odour complaints

Family kicked off American Airlines flight after body odour complaints

Family kicked off American Airlines flight after body odour complaints

A Jewish family from MI was kicked off a plane in Miami on Wednesday after American Airlines said other passengers complained about their body odor.

Yossi Adler, his wife Jennie and their young daughter, with are Orthodox jews, were removed from an American Airlines flight when they were trying to fly from Miami home to Detroit after a holiday.

A U.S. couple have been thrown off a plane after fellow passengers complained about their body odour.

"There's no body odor that we have", Yossi Adler told Local Ten News in Miami at Miami International Airport. "There's nothing wrong with us", he added.

Yossi and Jennie Adler said they were forced off a flight from Miami to Detroit on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

Airline officials also told them that their luggage would be taken off the plane, but the couple said it never happened.

American Airlines confirmed the family's story in a statement on Thursday and said it planned to cover their hotel and meal expenses for the night. The family also rebooked their flight on Thursday.

Adler, for his part, said he did not smell and said that crew members wouldn't confirm who within the Adler family they thought had an odor.

"I want them to own up to what really happened and to tell me the truth", he said. "I said you kicked me off because of religious reasons", Adler shot back at him.

A year ago a Transavia Airlines global flight made an emergency landing because passengers complained of a man's body odor.

A cramped plane cabin can be pungent at the best of times - but have you ever smelt so ripe you were kicked off a flight?

"I'm very frustrated", Yossi told the station.

American Airlines said it's investigating after a woman in a wheelchair was left in an airport overnight following a canceled flight.

"I shower every day!"

The airline is not addressing any allegations with religious discrimination, saying the issue was with body odor and the comfort of other passengers - and the Adler family is not buying it.

An American Airlines jet taxis on the runway at Washington National Airport in Washington, U.S., August 9, 2017.

The couple were reunited with their luggage in Detroit. They were embarrassing us in front of everybody.

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