Muslim Woman Gets Apology From United Airlines

United Airlines finished its investigation into an incident where a Muslim woman was denied an unopened can of diet coke because, the stewardess said, it could be used as a weapon to take over the plane. The company has apologized to the woman and forbid the flight attendant from working their flights.

Bob Birge, a spokesman for Republic Airways Holdings, which operated the Shuttle America flight on behalf of United, has said the airline’s beverage policy does not prohibit serving unopened cans to passengers.

“While United did not operate the flight, Ms. Ahmad was our customer and we apologize to her for what occurred on the flight,” United Airlines said in a statement on Twitter.

“After investigating this matter, United has ensured that the flight attendant, a Shuttle America employee, will no longer serve United customers.”

The airline said all its employees who deal with customers undergo cultural awareness training at least once a year. It also said Shuttle America employees who work with customers undergo cultural sensitivity training, but did not specify how often.

“United does not tolerate behavior that is discriminatory – or that appears to be discriminatory – against our customers or employees,” the airline said.

Now if only they could do something about the anti-Muslim bigots on the flight who supported the flight attendant.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Now if only they could do something about the anti-Muslim bigots on the flight who supported the flight attendant.

    But flying is awfu! The only pleasure you can get on it is making someone elses flight worse. That’s why kids kick the back of the seat in front of them, and why babies cry.

     

    I tried to make flying better, but they banned my Mile High [Fight] Club.

  • eric

    A nice response.

  • mithrandir

    To head off one of the objections I’ve seen on this case: If there were a legitimate rule against unopened beverage cans, the flight attendant would still deserve to be written up for violating that policy by giving a neighboring passenger an unopened beer can.

  • grumpyoldfart

    If I was that woman I’d tell them to stick their apology up their arse.

    Apologies are issued only by people hoping to avoid paying cash compensation.

  • moarscienceplz

    Now if only they could do something about the anti-Muslim bigots on the flight who supported the flight attendant.

    D. B. Cooper

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    mithrandir “If there were a legitimate rule against unopened beverage cans, the flight attendant would still deserve to be written up for violating that policy by giving a neighboring passenger an unopened beer can.”

    Wrong. Bud Light isn’t dangerous. It’s barely even beer. If anything, keeping it sealed makes it safer.*

     

    * Take that, Bud Light!

  • Synfandel

    @4 grumpyoldfart wrote:

    Apologies are issued only by people hoping to avoid paying cash compensation.

    …and sometimes by people who are sorry.

  • bushrat

    @1 You broke the first 2 rules of Mile High [Fight] Club. And remember, if you are a first time flier…you have to fight.

  • The Other Lance

    Cue redneck outrage in 3… 2… 1…

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    If I was that woman I’d tell them to stick their apology up their arse.

    She demanded an apology. One act does not a diagnosis make, but my antennae would be up for a serious personality disorder if someone who demanded an apology responded with shove it up your arse after they got the apology they asked for.

  • Callinectes

    If the difference between a safe flight and a hijacked one is a single drinks can, that’s surely indicative of some major flaws in your airline security. For starters, it seems to be specifically vulnerable to an otherwise harmless item that is actually served to passengers by its attendants. That’s the sort of basic error you’d find on the Evil Overlord List.

  • Trebuchet

    Sharia Law! United supports Sharia Law! 1! 11! Eleventy!!!! {/Pam Geller}

  • aluchko

    Now if only they could do something about the anti-Muslim bigots on the flight who supported the flight attendant.

    I remember that part of the story striking me as odd, I can’t imagine you’d get other passengers openly espousing bigoted views in a group like that without getting told off by the other passengers.

    Did we get any independent confirmation of the behaviour of the other passengers?