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Six Passengers Were Kicked Off Plane at LAX Accused Of Being Unruly, They Claim Discrimination

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Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: CBS News

Six black passengers, who were kicked off a Spirit Airlines plane at Los Angeles International Airport Monday night, accused a flight attendant of discrimination.

The African-American travelers said they were singled out and booted off the aircraft because of their skin color.

"I'm really humiliated just for the simple fact that you hear about this type of stuff happening in America discrimination issues and stuff like that, but to actually experience it first-hand," said passenger Alexandria Wright.

Witnesses CBS2/KCAL9's Tom Wait the passengers removed from Flight 868 after a white flight attendant accused a member in the group of being a threat.

It started with confusion over a seat, which the travelers claimed was double-booked.

The three couples said other passengers, including themselves, started to question flight attendants and why the man was kicked off.

Police were called back and three couples -- all black -- were escorted off the place by police.

"It was more than just us having the conversation. Why is that six black people got kicked off the plane," Wright said.

The flight left for Dallas at 8:00 p.m. Monday without those six passengers, who were not rebooked as of 11:30 p.m.

Spirit Airlines has not responded Wait's request for comment.

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