Activist Tamika Mallory kicked off American Airlines flight by pilot

Lloyd Doyle
October 17, 2017

Mallory added that she hasn't once received an apology from the airline, which told the New York Daily News that it's investigating the incident and that "discrimination of any kind" is not tolerated. The altercation was over a seat assignment.

Mallory was reportedly never given an explanation as to why she was removed from the flight. I was singled out, I was disrespected, and he was trying to intimidate me. "I was discriminated against", she said. As she was boarding, however, a female gate agent told her the aisle seat was no longer available and printed her a new ticket with her original, middle seat.

Mallory says she boarded the flight without incident and sat down in her assigned middle seat, however, an announcement then called her back up to the front of the plane, where the pilot then had her removed.

Asking the gate attendant why, Mallory said that the response from the staff was "nasty" and "disrespectful".

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Mallory said she assured the pilot she was fine and would not cause a disruption on the flight.

"I began to express my outrage", Mallory said in one report. "Are you going to be on a problem on this flight?"' she recounted. "We take these allegations seriously and we are in the process of reaching out to our colleagues in Miami, as well as Ms. Mallory, to obtain additional information on what transpired during the boarding process", American Airlines spokesman Joshua Freed said in a statement.

Now active if gun control and civil rights movements, Mallory was in South Florida for the Revolt Music Conference and planned on attending Reverend Al Sharpton's daughter's wedding on Sunday afternoon, which she missed.

The person she was traveling with, who remained seated throughout the exchange, was also kicked off the flight without explanation. "I didn't go to the gate asking to be changed and because they wouldn't change me I got mad".

After she tweeted angrily at the airline, Mallory said a rep arrived to rebook her on a flight Sunday evening - but still never explained why she got the boot. The pilot then asked Mallory if she was going to "behave" on the flight or if she was "going to be a problem". The pilot, in turn, said the gate agent had already told him what had happened and he didn't need to hear what she had to say, according to Mallory.

'I said, "No, I'm not". I asked why this was happening to me. "I began to weep".

She, along with the man she was traveling with who was also thrown off the plane, were ultimately rebooked on another flight and offered a $15 voucher by a supervisor, whose behavior in handling the situation, she praised.

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