Tamika Mallory

Women's rights activist Tamika Mallory was booted off an American Airlines flight in Miami after a dispute over seating on Sunday.

Mallory was on a flight heading home to New York when the pilot followed her on board to chastise her over an argument she had with a gate agent.

Mallory, pictured far left, was in Miami to attend Sean "Diddy" Combs' Revolt Music Conference. She also planned to attend the Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter's wedding, which she missed.

The 36-year-old single mother of a teenage son gained fame as the national co-chair for the Women’s March on Washington.

Mallory told the NY Daily News she argued with a gate agent over an aisle seat that she specifically chose.

But the gate agent issued her a middle seat and an argument ensued. Mallory said the agent's attitude was “nasty” and “disrespectful.”

She said the pilot came over and took the gate agent's side in the verbal confrontation.

The pilot told her the airline worker had “nothing to do” with her seat getting changed and that she was the one who behaved disrespectfully.

"Then he said to me, 'Can you get on this flight? Are you going to be a problem on this flight?' I said 'No, I'm not. Actually, I’m fine. But I will write my complaint down,” Mallory said. “He looked at me and said, ‘You’re going to get yourself a one-way ticket off this plane.'"

Mallory said she thought she had the last word until she boarded the plane and settled into her middle seat.

That's when the pilot approached, pointed at her and said, “Her, off.”

Mallory told the NY Daily News that the pilot was displaying his "white male aggression."

“It definitely was white male aggression. I was singled out, I was disrespected, and he was trying to intimidate me. I was discriminated against,” she yelled.

American Airlines released a statement defending their pilot.

"Our team does not tolerate discrimination of any kind," American Airlines spokesman Joshua Freed said. "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."

Photos by Lars Niki/Getty Images, Robin Marchant/Getty Images

  • Candance

    I got kicked off of a frontier flight because a b**** Windy at the counter didnt like me... because Im black!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    American Airlines released a statement defending their pilot.
    ________________________
    Their statement did not defend the pilot Sandra. The pilot was wrong and should have stayed out of it.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    I don’t understand if your ticket has a certain seat assigned what is the problem?

    Secondly, why is the pilot addressing her?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The 36-year-old single mother of a teenage son gained fame as the national co-chair for the Women’s March on Washington.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I get so sick of this passive aggressive/ subliminal ish. Smdh.

  • Princess Sarah ??

    White male
    Aggression ....?
    Angry black single mother ( A la SR) ?
    I'm sure her attitude stunk so... nothing to see here .

  • Look@m3

    These airlines getting carried away. If she really did approach her seat with out saying anything further after leaving the gate then she should of took his behind up front and sat down and worried about flying a safe flight to NY. I don't know how someone voicing their opinion about something gets them thrown off the plan so now we can't stand or talk. SMDH.
    I can understand if she was assaulting someone and causing issues. I feel like If that was the case someone would have pulled their cameras out. Anyway, I'm bored and so are these articles today....

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Vivica Fox is going to be on 50 Cent's Bet show, "50CEntral". There is a clip of them pretending to be in marriage counseling. If you didn't know their history. this would be funny. Or perhaps its kinda funny because you know their history. But, I really want someone to sit Vivica down and have a talk with her. I don't recall him every publicly apologizing to her after humiliating/dissing her publicly for years. I know she needs the publicity/work, but this does more for him than it does her. I wouldn't allow him to use/play me out AGAIN.

  • Look@m3

    Gosh I like her but not him! I agree with you!

  • Yoni7

    American Airlines gives no fux about ANYBODY, black, white or indifferent. They want you off, they will dog walk you off the plane if they have to.
    #airthugs

  • Yoni7

    Do tell.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It would seem that the seat she was assigned initially and the seat they told her she would be sitting in at the gate were not the same. Hence, him telling her the gate agent didn't have anything to do with her seat being changed.

  • Django the God

    It's somebody asked me if was I gonna be a problem on a plane, I would say "stop playing with me."

  • You Could Never

    Sis. SIS. When I SAY I legit said this earlier. I said ALL airlines these days pretty much are equal opportunity with the hate.

    They hate everyone and anyone can get it.

    Cited them throwing that whole fom-lee off bc the baby kicked a seat. The white woman who was BLIND got a taste bc of her service animal. And the Asian man they beat tf up earlier this year.

  • Django the God

    Outdated American values.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    LOL...Yup....like....Wait...Whet?

  • Django the God

    You already lost my respect at that point.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Where's the video anyway? I know someone captured it on their cell phone. I need receipts.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    You know how you do your children when they ask a crazy azz rhetorical question....If you on git outta my face with the bull.....

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    SMH. I probably would say “Are we really going there?”

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    doctor, lawyer, indian chief.... errbody can get it, Lol!

  • Candance

    She was just a bitch when she saw i had on flip flops with a buddy pass. I told her my daughter came down with this ugly cold in the middle of the night and I am changing my shoes, it was easier to carry all of my stuff in her condition with my flip flops. Also I told her I just found out my dad was put in a nursing home and I just want to get home [had no idea that was happening back home] so she checked me and and followed me upstairs to see if I was going to change my shoes. As soon as I got my baby relaxed and settled, I started looking in my bag for my shoes, she came up to me and said its been 30 minutes and you still have on flip flops--- I said no one knows im flying buddy pass. Im trying to take care of my baby that may need a hospital and I need to get to my dad... one second. So then she was at the front gate checking in called my name my daughter and I got on the plane she went and told the pilot that im buddy pass and it took me over an hour to change my shoes after my request and she wanted me removed... and just like that I was removed with the correct shoes on. As I walked out past her she said I bet that N**** will listen next time! SMH My baby had the flu and my dad died. I write that bitch and frontier every year to remind them how f***ed up that was. It took me 2 additional days to get home. [flights booked nothing under $550 per ticket... it was HELL!

  • Yoni7

    They ain't scared to jump nobody after what happened when that c0ckpit was overran by folks.

  • deadellamore

    Trump bigots hard at work today. lol

  • missmiami305

    What's the show about? I haven't watched it yet

  • Justlooknout
  • Django the God

    I saw this little white boy 6 years old, start stealing off on his father, the other day.

    He must have hit him about 7 or 8 times, while he was sitting down in the chair. Aiming for his head.

    I normally would laugh but I was disgusted and walked off.

    Then I'll be d***** the little boy walked off too like he couldn't take it anymore.

    I mean this dude sat up there and got hit several times, parrying punches.

  • kgirl33

    Wow!

  • Trey

    I'm sure she had an attitude...there is always two stories....and we have yet to hear from the other side

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I am on the passengers side but I have to say this:

    While I think the pilot was wrong, I wish people would stop fussing over trivial matters and just get on the plane and shut up. Was sitting in the middle seat worth arguing with the ticket agent? I feel we have to choose our battles and I certainly would not have chosen that particular battle to fight with the TICKET AGENT. I also feel the airlines being so blatant could keep us safe in the long run. Like so many others have said, they don't care who you are black, white, or indifferent. I'm glad for that. If you can't fly without unnecessary drama, then stay home. That being said, this woman was definitely targeted by the pilot and this in fact IS worth fighting. He should be reprimanded or fired.

  • Scromes1212

    Some of these celebrity complaints are starting to sound like they want people to bend rules to accommodate them. Maybe she has a legitimate complaint but it seems like she was disruptive so they put her off the plane.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I will say this a pilot has the right to remove you from his flight. However, she must’ve been real nasty with the gate agent in order for him to do such.

  • Princess Sarah ??

    As simple as that .

  • hottlanta

    That almost happened to me when I was going to Dubai for my birthday August of this year. I booked my flight in November of last year and once I got to Amsterdam I was to transfer to KLM on route to Dubai. So while selecting my seat I paid a little more for premium seating and they had a special. When I got on my flight I noticed my seating was on the right side and not the left side of the plane I choose so I told that to the flight attendant there was a mistake in seating. She ignored me again so I had to mention it again and she had the black flight attendant to come. I told her the same thing that this wasn't my original assigned seat. She was trying to patronize me and I told her I am not looking for a free "hookup" to first class my seat had 2 seat on the row not three and my ticket has been changed 3 times and gave my seat to someone who paid full price for it.. She kept talking smack and I told her I am not trying to get into an argument with her and be on a youtube video getting kicked off a plane. I am too far away from home. I always choose a window seat but this seat had a freaking wall. I just went to sleep to keep from cursing. Then the were feeding people all around and I was like no one asked me was I hungry, she said you was sleep but you been seeing for an hour I am woke. The flight was 6 hours. They had some survey I could fill out on the electronic screen before I got off the plane and I let their azzes have it. When I passed them they couldn't look me in my face. I told her if this is a better seat than regular seating out in the cargo section with the dogs. I told that to my travel agent and she sent them a letter.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I think its a (sketch) comedy show. But, I'm not sure. I haven't watched it

  • Anunnaki

    Lotta folks don't know any better,, u have to understand the serious mentality control, that's been indoctrinated in us...and it runs deep.

  • hottlanta

    I tell my travel agent to avoid them at all times. I hate it when I have a connecting flight and you gotta get off the plane, get your bags and check in allllllll over again. Can't stand it.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Because it’s his flight. He has full control.

  • Justlooknout
  • RICHIE_RICH

    She had every right. Technically it’s a dress code when flying on a buddy pass. Sorry that happened to you sis.

  • ~~eb

    American sucks just as much as Delta so I am not surprised. #teamjetblue

  • Rayne

    I dont blame you. I want the seat I paid for.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Stop using travel agents (rips offs). Go to KLM website and make a complaint there as well

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    How was she being disruptive if she never said anything AFTER she boarded the plane?

    The pilot was bored and got into a conversation that he wasn't apart of and should have worried about flying the plane.

  • ~~eb

    She talked about it on Wendy earlier this year, they made peace with each other.

  • hotntot95

    "Fussing over trivial matters"
    ....yes...just get on, sit down and shut up...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    While I think the pilot was wrong, I wish people would stop fussing over trivial matters and just get on the plane and shut up.
    All she wanted was the seat she had chosen. It isn't a trivial matter to have a preference for a certain type of seat.
    That's why they give people choices.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Also keep in mind when buying tickets seats aren’t guaranteed. Seats are subject to change at any time. However if you’ve paid extra for a seat, and you didn’t sit the airline will give you a full refund for the seat charge.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Are you a Leo or Virgo?

  • hottlanta

    August 9th all day everyday.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Trust and believe, she did more than what she saying. Pilots don’t just kick you off for no reasons?????

  • RICHIE_RICH

    It’s his flight, he has full control and final say. The FAA allows them to do that

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Just because you have the power doesn't give you the right to abuse it.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    American sucks, Delta has always treated me well!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I should have guessed that you were a Leo because you seem fiery and passionate.

  • hottlanta

    Gotta disagree with you on that about travel agents. My travel agent is the business. Been using her for over 20 years and she has never disappointed me. She goes to bat for me if anything goes wrong she will straightened it out. I went to Spain and sent her an email how the hotel was trying to shyt me saying my room wasn't ready in one hotel and sent me to another hotel across the street. The room they put me in was old in the basement with no windows. I didn't even sleep in the bed sleep on the end with the cover left on top. I sent her an email and they upgraded me to a suite with no problem. I don't make a move without her advice and it has been valuable to me all of these years.

  • hottlanta

    Are you a Leo as well because you deal in facts like myself and not BS. When you bring it, you bring it.

  • KA

    What’s the other side of the story? The truth will probably be somewhere in the middle.

  • Angela Flowers

    Let me see, you're SURE because of what exactly...

  • RICHIE_RICH

    True indeed , however a pilot rarely kicks people off flight unless they have done something. She must’ve have been really rude and demanding to the gate agent and saw for himself. To him she could’ve been a problem. What if she goes off on the flight attendant like that 30,000 feet in the air?

  • hottlanta

    That is just the face I was making. I wasn't trying to be in nobody's video.

  • hottlanta

    Side door.

  • kgirl33

    That's the problem! If your having a bad day and someone irritates you, you now have the power to kick them off. What if that power was given to TSA agents? NO-ONE would fly! It's a clear difference between a threat and a annoyance!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    That might be the case with yours because of the close relationship y’all have, but trust me most travel agents or agencies are complete rip off. I’ve been with one of the top 3 Airlines going on 17 years from ticket agent to field director.

  • Justlooknout

    LMAO, they were probably cued up ready to post live FACEBOOK...

  • Angela Flowers

    YEP! In the meantime, a white nurse can be arrested (although she shouldn't have been) and the cop gets fired. Yet, blacks can be murdered by them and you know the rest...shame.

  • Noirluv45

    No, the gate agent was nasty to her. She had an updated ticket with the new seating arrangement on it, and the woman had an attitude. The pilot walked up after the fact.

  • hottlanta

    I am a Delta baby and I try to fly with them as much as I can. I wouldn't have an enemy to fly Spirit. I was invited to got to DC and my friend said they got a flight on Spirit for $150.00 I said hell to the naw. I am trying to work around that if I can help it.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I get what your saying, but their are many more factors to play.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes they do. Haven't you seen the news lately. She was disputing (which she has every right to) the bitch ticket agent's attitude. Why would she purposely disrupt a flight. There were also witnesses, including the flight attendant who sided with her.

  • ~~eb

    After an experience at ATL-Hartsfield, Delta and their ghetto employees can kiss my behind!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Then everybody dead ?????

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    People video everything; especially, confrontations. Did she record the incident on her cell phone? Did another passenger capture the moment? What about the cameras monitoring the agent's desk?

  • nick c

    You get on American at your own risk she wasting her time complaining. They get 5 stars If I get to my destination within a 15 minute delay, Im usually behind by hours.

  • Noirluv45

    Sorry, but that's b.s. If he was racist, he would. Many innocent people have been kicked off planes for no reason, so that's a bunch of nonsense.

  • Noirluv45

    She is claustrophobic, so it wasn't trivial to her. The ticket agent was a bitch.

  • Noirluv45

    Because she's a Black woman and because you know there are some Negroes that will take the side against us. When she was talking about this incident, many of those on her feed, who were Black, were making many assumptions.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    Preach! ??

  • Noirluv45

    You're sure of that how? Were you there or you are assuming because you are a racist asshole?

  • nick c

    You make a scene they kick you off they do NOT have to kiss your butt at the airport paying customer or not.

  • Noirluv45

    Quit using that lame line. He doesn't have the right to kick a paying customer off the flight unless said customer was being disorderly, and since you weren't there, you can't speak on it. Did you hear HER account of the matter?

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly!

  • hottlanta

    Glad you got a chance to post your job on here but I know that you can book your ticket/hotel yourself but I feel more secure to talk to someone who knows the ins/outs of the travel business. People come to me all the time and ask me about traveling and they ask me how do I know so much I tell them I got a good travel agent. People have been so bold when I go to certain spots and ask me how much did I pay for my trip and I tell them they say wow you did good. I tell them good travel agent. My friend is going to Dubai next year and she has been booking her trip and she is saying she is paying tooo much compared to what I paid.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I work in the industry. Most people don’t know you can’t talk to ticket or gate agents any kind of way. Now don’t get me wrong some agents do have nasty attitudes. Now when I was a gate agent many moons ago, and you came up being nasty and demanding to me when I’ve been nice to you the whole time. I would put yo A$$ on SSS( meaning extra security every time you fly. Now if you’re cussing and talking down to me, I’ll just go to the captain and tell him I have a irate passenger and I don’t think him or her are fit to fly.

  • 88

    Typical loud mouth argumentative blk woman.

  • Noirluv45

    American Airlines eliminated their dress code for non-rev employees.

  • Noirluv45

    No, she's not wasting her time at all. I'm sure she has connections. I hope she fights it all the way to the end.

  • Princess Sarah ??

    Racist ? How simplistic of you . Typical cry baby. Go bathe .

  • Pamela

    They still PISSED about the planes they lost on 9/11.
    Taking their anger on unsuspecting passengers.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Who to say , none of us were there to truly say it was racist. I do believe in some cases people have been kicked off for no reason, but 9 times outta 10 it’s a reason that not related to racism. White people kicked off moreso than blacks.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Then when they grow up they wanna shift make automatic rifles and shoot people up. Unless that child was mentally challenged.....I digress..my children are grown and would never so I don't even have a come back from that...

  • Noirluv45

    What makes you think that she talked to the ticket or gate agent any ole kinda way? It was the ticket agent that talked to her any old kinda way and she questioned it. Is that not allowed either or are we all just supposed to bow down and take disrespect? Now I can understand if someone is being nasty, but according to Tamika, she was not. The bitch ticket agent tore up her revised ticket and when Tamika asked her why she did it, the agent got the attitude.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I’m trying to tell them. The airport is the last place to show out. How you get them is make a complaint to the airline and demand compensation.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown shut up

  • Noirluv45

    Were you there? If so, did she make a scene. If someone tears your ticket up, what are you gonna do? You don't have to take b.s. from anyone especially if they are paying and did nothing wrong, so your attitude is based on her being a Black woman.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Being claustrophobic is big. I did not have that information nor was it in the write up. In that case, it wasn't trivial at all. This whole ordeal should never have happened.

  • hottlanta

    I was hungry as fyck smelling all of that food and she didn't have the chef to fix a sistah a sammich. You know when you fight when you are hungry someone is gonna get that azz whupped. Trying to give me some 3-day ole dried looking azz quiche and some no flavor azz yogurt. My youtube video would not have been pretty.

  • nick c

    It's going to be a dead end, AA sure likes to act they care she probably get a coupon to Olive Garden.

  • Pamela

    "These airlines getting carried away".
    You should have added "no pun intended".
    Lol.

  • Noirluv45

    You are bringing up things that didn't happen and you are ASSUMING she had an attitude. Did you listen to her side of the story? People show out when they are disrespected, and I'll tell you what. If someone tears up a ticket I paid for, you best believe they are going to see another side to me. Tamika was nice, but sometimes people are only going to take so much.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    You can really do it yourself, but more people don’t have the time to research and look. When it comes to airline ticket it’s always better to buy on Tuesday and Wednesday. All airline come out with their fares on Sunday and prices start to drop on Monday etc.

  • NeverSurprised

    With my company in Ohio and my home in NY, I fly back and forth every month. Not ONCE have I ever seen a PILOT get involved in a passenger dispute with a gate attendant. When I've had a problem with an airline employee's attitude, I ask to see a supervisor. The supervisor who shows up has never ever been the pilot.

    I don't for one minute believe her version of events. Of the hundreds of black passengers on his flight each day, the pilot suddenly decided to single HER out for his "white male aggression?" She sounds delusional.

  • hottlanta

    At least she wasn't like these 2 clowns who want to start something on a plane and snuck a cat on the plane in a duffle bag.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibd5JIwHMis&t=34s

  • Noirluv45

    I believe it was racism because HE came up after the fact and accused Tamika of carrying on just like you are. He wasn't there. He asked her, "Are you going to behave?" like she was a child, and she said cool. I'm cool. He then proceeded to kick her off anyway, so yeah, I bet he was racist. So the "White people kicked off more so than Blacks" comes from where? Girl, bye.

  • nick c

    You going to leaving the airport in handcuffs with perma ban!! This ain't Wal mart.

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, you have to hear Tamika tell it. I was crying right along with her. It was just wrong what she experienced.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    You sure it wasnt me, well if so that would’ve been in 2002-04. Not making excuses but Hartsfield Jackson’s is the world busiest airport, where all walks of life come thru. Sometimes the agents are not going to be the nicest, especially dealing with demanding, irate etc people all day. ?????

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown

  • RICHIE_RICH

    They are the worst .

  • Noirluv45

    I wonder if behind closed doors the dad got that little rat home and beat his behind.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown shut up

  • NeverSurprised

    I've flown everyone and I have to agree that Delta is the best domestically. Always courteous and professional, at least with me.

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, you can read? Not simplistic, boo. Real. Now take that an choke on it.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I was a gate agent for 5 years. We not kicking you off for
    No reason. A passenger would really have to show out in order for us to do so. You have every right to believe what you choose. I don’t have to assume anything when I already know.

  • hottlanta

    I always book my travels the beginning of the year. I always get suggestions from my agent in Dec, My ticket to Dubai was $780.00 roundtrip and I booked it in November. Got a great deal on my hotel as well because I booked in during the off season. Every time I tell someone how cheap my ticket was to Dubai they saw wow. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't. It depends on where you are going. Next year I got my sights on Japan so I am looking around comparing prices now so when do get ready to book I am ready.

  • kgirl33

    I hear you, but being as though I was a Flight attendant, (before 911) a ticketing agent And TSA (post 911) there is a low tolerance for anyone of color. I've encountered "Caucasians" that were extremely disruptive to gate agents and TSA that were still able to fly vs POC that made verbal complaints towards airline personnel that have been banned for life from certain airlines, but I guess that's a different topic on a different day.

  • Django the God

    He needed a public beat down.

  • hottlanta

    At least on Delta if you fly international you get a bottle of wine or something. KLM gave me nothing but a hard way to go. That was my first time with KLM and I see they have a huge market to Africa and when I get ready to go to Africa Imma be like hell to the naw.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    That’s what she’s saying. How do we know what she saying is true? Keep in mind it’s always three side to a story. Obviously something got out of hand in order for the captain to get involved. More than likely she took her anger out on the agent about her seat. Captains don’t like to deal with these type of issues. Their focus is on their flight plans to make sure they can get the passenger safely to where there going.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    That’s could be true, I start right after 911. Things are different, everybody gets the business now.

  • NeverSurprised

    You don't have a very extensive vocabulary, do you? Or are those the only three words you learned in the ghetto schoolyard?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Everything we sometimes think is racist really isn’t racist. Remember you on the outside looking in!!! Girl good evening ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No I am a Taurus sun.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    As we say in the airline business, that her issue . This is public transportation. Seat aren’t guaranteed. If she is so claustrophobic, maybe she should fly private ?????

  • Noirluv45

    "Not once have I ever seen a pilot get involved in a passenger dispute with a gate attendant." The operative word is "I." Just because YOU'VE never seen it doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

  • kgirl33

    I hear you!

  • hottlanta

    I know you like myself been reading about that mess with Nature Boy in Costa Rico and saying to yourself please don't get on a plane and come back over here. Some people need to take a flight and not come back and they need to stay over there. Talking about call the U.S. Consulate. I bet they told them since the hurricane the telephone number has been disconnected. We can see thru the B.S.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    She want win sad to say

  • Noirluv45

    She should still hit them where it hurts.

  • Mec-One

    "Ghetto" .... yeah, let them true colors out ...... smh

  • Noirluv45

    Because she'd have no reason to make it up. Why don't you listen to her side before you take theirs. Yes, someone got out of hand, but that doesn't mean it was Tamika. Sometimes employees stand up for one another, a apparently, the pilot did. More than likely the agent needed the frustrating taken out of her because she was a bitch. She had another ticket with the seat she requested on it, so what was she supposed to do?

  • Noirluv45

    Maybe to the ticket agent, Tamika standing up was reason enough, but that doesn't mean a dang thing. Again, you don't know the story, and I'm sure you didn't listen to what Tamika had to say. You don't already know except for YOUR experiences, but you don't know hers. You said that ticket agents can be azzholes, so what's the problem?

  • Noirluv45

    Whatever, Nick. You're just talking.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, that's true, but in this case, I think is was, and we are both on the outside looking in. You choose to believe one side because you've been in the business and have bad memories, but like I've said countless times before, if you aren't willing to hear Tamika's side, then there's nothing else to discuss. Girl, good evening to you too.

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, lawd, yes!

  • kgirl33

    Fortunately for you that you've never seen it. Having worked in the industry I can say I have.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    It’s no problem at all. Yes I said ticket/gate agents can be nasty, but not to a point where we just gone kick you off for GP. Passengers are the worst azzholes compared to the agents.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    She was talking about frontier airlines

  • Noirluv45

    Maybe this one was a random bitch. I still believe Tamika.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I just googled that fuckery.

    I cult led by a former 'scripper', prostitute and barber and he kidnapped a white girl.
    Man that's a soap opera and a half.

  • Noirluv45

    I've hear more and more people taking about Dubai. It must be the place to go. Where else have you traveled overseas. I'm afraid to fly so I'm not getting on nary a plane, but I like to hear other's stories.

  • hottlanta

    I know right. I said they got a lot of time to make videos. They know their azzes was running drugs. Someone should have told them dummies about their drug sniffing dogs.

  • Queen B

    Lmao ? that was too funny

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    My niece is over there in Dubai now. She's been there for a week. No phone calls to let us know if she bagged a baller or a prince. ?

  • Noirluv45

    Shame on her for not keeping her family posted. I hope she bagged a prince.

  • hottlanta

    Every year for my birthday I give myself the gift of knowledge by going to a different country. I listen to other people talk about a spot, get ideas from my travel agent or do research on TripAdvisor. I like going by myself and being doing it for over 20 years. When I tell people I went hiking in Spain they say what I am like yeah I got away from the shopping and food went to the mountains and saw the Shrine of the Black Madonna. I also went hiking in the mountains of Puerto Rico that is how I know that Puerto Rico is more than San Juan what they show on television 24/7. When the hurricane hit St. Martin I cried because the island is beautiful, the people was soooo nice because they took great care of me. I have been to sooo many places people tell me I have lost count. Dubai was the business OMG. I was staying in the section called the Palms away from the hustle and bustle. I did the camel riding/dinner desert night tour and it was just $40.00 and the boat night tour was $35.00. I was surprised how cheap they were. That is the cleanest city ever. I could go back.

  • hottlanta

    Awwww she is loving it. I had to tone down my summertime vacation hoochieness so I wouldn't go to jail. I had to dress like a lady in the streets. She ain't thinking about yall.

  • hottlanta

    How you gonna talk smack on a flight when you have smuggled a cat on the plane. I would have been quiet the whole trip.

  • NeverSurprised

    Could happen, yes. Just as a meteor COULD make a crash landing on my Wall Street apartment. Each COULD happen, but the likelihood is minimal.

    If this occurred just before flight, the pilot would have been ONBOARD, preparing for takeoff, not hanging out at the desk. If he DID get involved, then the dispute was surely louder and more involved than the picture she is painting. I'm not about to believe an illogical story just because she throws out the word "discrimination."
    If I were the pilot and a passenger of ANY color was loud and disruptive at the gate, I wouldn't want them on my flight either. HE is responsible for the lives and safety of everyone on the flight. If a passenger displays problematic tendencies, keep her off. Simple as that.

  • Ryan

    Actually, brevity is the soul of wit. Alicia Ashe got this round.

  • Noirluv45

    Girl! ?????? That's what I'm talking about. My mom's friend was like that. She went mountain climbing in Switzerland...by herself. You gotta get out, explore, and go beyond what's expected because some people don't expect Black people to hike, go mountain climbing, ski, etc. I mean everyone seems to be going to Dubai. I heard Singapore is extremely clean too. A friend of my sister's used to travel there for business. She loved it.

  • NeverSurprised

    But it difficult if not impossible for wit to be displayed by the witless. Monosyllabic name-calling is not an adequate substitute for reasoned debate, except among the uneducated, of course.

  • Ryan

    Let me tell you something. I let a ex's parents book a flight for us cause they claimed they could get the best deals - never noticed Spirit before but on the flight it was crammed, I'm smashed up against the damned window looking out at a wing with three different colored metal bolted to it. Never again lol

  • Noirluv45

    I'm not trying to hear you. Go tell Tamika that.

  • Ryan

    I can appreciate sophisticated humor but sometimes nothing's funnier than a simple "Shut up." CLASSIC.

  • hottlanta

    One lady mentioned Iceland. I said I don't mind the culture and stuff but sistah gotta get her party on before she leaves. I got a nice picture of me coming down the airlift with all of these people and I am the only colored one there and everyone says it is a nice picture and it is. Everytime someone see's some of my picture they say you are the darkest one there. I went to Costa Rico and took a volcano sulfa bath looking like a swamp monster. Feel in love with the architecture and culture of London and saw the Lion King. I even found a Obama bar in Spain. Took a picture right outside of it. The bar has been there for years. Dubai is now building the world's largest ferris wheel that will be larger than the London Eye.

  • Anonymouse

    And that’s why she was kicked off the flight. If she’s so claustrophobic, she should save her money and fly private.

    People always want their problem to be someone else’s problem! SMH...

  • NeverSurprised

    Up until the age of 11, perhaps. Thereafter, not so much.

  • Noirluv45

    You see. You are an example why people really need not reply. Now, I know you are just being a jackass, but for the sake of commenting, whether she was in a jet or private plane, she'd still be enclosed unless you know of seats outside the plane. Please don't even try with me.

  • Noirluv45

    I ain't made atcha. Live that life, sista! My friend's husband is from London and she's been there several times. She loves it! She loves the people and the culture. I heard the food isn't all that great and that it's very bland. How did the people in Spain treat you. She also went to Paris and she said the French (which I'd heard before) are very racist and rude.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She should've flown first class. No middle seats.

  • Nina Ross

    Pilots can be white supremacist too... sounds like he felt the need to 'put her back in her place'

  • Ryan

    Yeah OK.

  • Queen B

    Thats that white entitlement shît tho they think they can do whatever they want

  • NeverSurprised

    AA's Contract of Carriage, which every passenger agrees to at the time of ticket purchase, gives them a long list of reasons that they can refuse a passenger, including:

    "6. Your conduct is disorderly, abusive or violent."

    https://www.aa.com/i18n/customer-service/support/conditions-of-carriage.jsp

    Bottom line: Stop being loud and rowdy. Stop all the neck rolling and cursing and "let me straighten yo' ass out" language. Conduct yourself as a professional and you will be treated as one. I'm sick of people causing a commotion, then crying "discrimination" .

  • NicoleZee

    This story sounds fishy. A lot of airline employees have nasty attitudes, but what exactly did Tamika say to the gate agent and in what way??? And furthermore, why the hell are you arguing over a seat??? Be grateful you have a seat on the plane. Airlines can do as they wish, they can sell your seat or place you anywhere on the plane regardless of what you paid for. I've flown standby and I've flown on fully paid tickets and from what I know now: Just behave yourself, be kind, and if you have an issue, don't show out, just get the names of employees and contact the airline after you get to your destination, period! She sounds arrogant and entitled if you ask me. I don't give two shits where I sit, just get me where I have planned to go. Geeesh!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    Thank you, but you sound far too reasonable and logical for most SR commenters to understand your very lucid points.

  • NicoleZee

    My point exactly. A lot of people do not understand that airlines can do what they want, they don't care what you paid for! I've encountered plenty of nasty and rude employees on Delta especially and I just let it go, especially when you fly standby, you really have to be on your best behavior. I got stuck in Toronto one year on a standby ticket, the gate agent was very rude and nasty and told me to just try to fly the next day. I remembered I was flying under an employee. Had I not been, Toronto police would have hauled me in for assault and you know Toronto does not play about crime from tourists!!!! I just try to keep my cool no matter what airline I'm flying. I've only had rude employees when flying Delta. I prefer Spirit or United, their employees are so pleasant and sweet!!!

  • ~~eb

    it was 2015. Ignoring me when I ask you a question then lie to my face saying I was on the phone and then call some fat white TSA to try to "control" me when you are in the wrong. Change my gate multiple times making me miss my flight with no notification and then customer service and their flaming men wanna get cute. I was DONE!

  • Karen Brady

    I said earlier on another post that I know the beginning and the end but where's the middle of this story? What am I missing?

  • NicoleZee

    A lot of commenters on here and on other sites have half a brain anyway. I get tired of folks throwing the race card whenever there is an issue. How can you prove racism in this instance??? You can't. You mad over a seat??? For real??? WTF??? I think people just need to remember to calm down and act like you have common sense. I mean really, what kind of arrogant asshole argues over a damn seat??? Who cares??? It's not that serious. I just remember that at the end of the day, how I act might land me in jail, and I'm not with that. So even when an airline employee is rude, just get their name and contact the executive office. Easy. Simple.

    "Arguing with a fool proves there are two."
    ~Doris M. Smith

  • NicoleZee

    Delta does suck but I don't recall ever flying on American. But since my former aunt works for them and she has a stick up her ass and half a brain, I believe it.

  • Misc Mel

    I fly almost weekly for work and have for the past 17 years. I too have never seen a pilot get involved in a passenger dispute. But never say never. Somewhere around 1998 I had my under 2 year old twins. Some white woman complained about sitting with us (1 twin in my lap, the other in the middle seat). She conspired with the FA to move me. I refused because my MIL, older daughter, & niece were across the aisle and I needed their assistance. The white devil FA goes and tells the pilot I was being uncooperative and HE COMES OUT OF THE COCKPIT and tells me to move or he will put me off the plane...and man was he nasty to me. Here I am with TWO babies and he made ME move. I burst into tears and he rolled his eyes at me and was like, "are you moving or getting off". This was US Air....never flew them again. Actually glad my husband wasn't on the plane because he would have hit that pilot...I'm 100% positive.
    I will say passengers around me told me to not worry and that it was not my fault. I should have reported it but wouldn't you know when we landed in Chicago the black chick in the seat in front of me stole my purse! Worse trip from Seattle EVER!
    These days I would be outside the house of Mr. American Airlines with Anderson Cooper if that happened to me.

  • NicoleZee

    Wow! I've never heard that before about Delta, they are the worst. Most of their employees have filthy attitudes. Mad because they are stressed and don't make enough money. Delta paid more 40 years ago, but that changed after their bankruptcy mess. If you don't like your job, then quit. Working is a choice just like anything else. Being stressed out or hating your life is no excuse to treat people like dog shit. If I didn't think I'd go to jail, there were plenty of times I wanted to knock the hell out of Delta's ticket and gate agents. They need prayer and an ass whopping! Sickening.

  • NicoleZee

    Yep! But even with Spirit's limited leg and elbow room, their employees were nothing but kind to me, assisted me with whatever I needed. I'll take kindness over no leg room any day of the week. Delta may have more room and more direct flights, but their customer service is the worst. Sickening.

  • NicoleZee

    Not missing much, she's just dumb and entitled. Most people seek attention and they do it in whatever way possible. Only an idiot would argue over a damn seat. Be grateful you are even on the plane, the airline can deny anyone service or cancel their ticket for whatever reason. And I wouldn't want to piss off a pilot that had my life in their hands while getting me to my destination!!!

  • NicoleZee

    Your comment makes a lot of sense. I think she was just seeking attention. Why would someone get upset about a seat??? People really are petty and entitled. It's not cute or funny, just sad,

  • dontgetblocked

    First of all, she must have been arguing loudly with the gate attendant for the pilot to get involved. It seems like she had a nasty attitude and he showed her who was boss. I pick my battles. Getting home would have been more important than an aisle seat so I would have taken it or bought a first class ticket. Don't blame the pilot....blame your own big mouth.

  • hottlanta

    I bet their azzes didn't lose flying privileges either.

  • Karen Brady

    All of what you said here lady. TRUTH.

  • Ryan

    I'm tall so the no leg room was an issue for me, but I will admit that Spirit's employees were nice. Even while they were trying to pimp their credit cards on the flight ?

  • annabel

    And women of color can be jerks sometimes too. Reports are coming out that the F Bombs in front of little kids were flying fast and furious from this woman.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Let me give you the inside scoop, next time that happen contact Delta customer care and make a complaint. Now I will say the airlines have no control over TSA, but contact the airline sell ya story and get some type of compensation. Now you didn’t hear this from me ?. Sorry you experienced this.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Lol yess I will say the sissy have gotten out of hand. Truth be told them gate agents after 10.5 years top out at $32 an hour. Which isn’t bad money. Out of the Airlines Delta is top pay. Hell them flight attendant top out at almost $60.00 an hour. As a field director I’m well over 100k damn near 200k. So the people at Delta are making money, one thing I well say is the quality of people Delta is hiring for front line work has gone down hill ??????. That’s why I tell all my friends and family who fly often for work or pleasure, to make a complaint, cause One thing about Delta is we will take care of our passenger. So if you every have any issues contact customer care and get some compensation. Trust and believe white people will complain about any and everything and get compensation. I’m sorry for any bad experiences you’ve had with Delta.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    You in Atlanta so you could possibly have a direct flight to Africa. Delta is the only American airline with direct service to Africa. American and United, you’ll have to connect somewhere in Africa.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    You’re right American is the worst out of the top three based on ontime departures and customer service. FACTS

  • hottlanta

    I need to talk to my daughter Lil Hot about that because she has been to Africa 3 times. I know some people from Atlanta have gone to New York and then go to Africa. The pictures from South Africa looks like the ATL and she brought me some dirt back from one of the slave castles which I cherish to this day. My travel agent said I need to go to Africa with a group because the men are VERY aggressive if I went alone. I wanted to go to Egypt to see the pyramids but right now their government is all messed up. I was also going to Greece but the bottom fell out for them when I was reading how their citizens were trying to get back home. I always look up the political climate before I leave. I have Japan on my radar for next year but the way things seems right now I will need to go to Canada and keep it moving. If I go it will be a toss up between Toronto and Ontario.

  • Tonie Martin

    I believe her side! She paid for s aisle seat!!! Don't no one want to sit in the middle of two stanking crackers!!! Most of you people have never broaded a plane in your life!!!

  • Tonie Martin

    Most pilots high as hell!!! Didn't u
    You see Denzel's movie about them!!! Lol

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Yea right now Delta only flies to South Africa from Atlanta now. It use to be Lagos and South Africa but Lagos, and Accra flies from JFk now. We use to have a Cario ATL and JFK but since they have government issue the airline pulled backed. Japan is magical to me , I loved the culture. Don’t sleep on Hong Kong, Shanghai or Singapore.

  • Anonymouse

    Don’t try what with you??? lol.... I’ll comment as much as I want, when I want. What will you do about it? lol...

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Toronto is nice also. Kinda like a very clean NYC. It’s very diverse ??

  • ~~eb

    Girl them queens in customer service tried me. I had to contact corporate directly to get a resolution. I am OVER Delta. F them!

  • NicoleZee

    Thanks for your comment. I've known a few people that have applied at Delta and they said that Delta was strict about the hiring process and who they hire. However, I keep wondering why so many of their airport employees have such bad attitudes. I'm not sure if these people have always had bad attitudes or if the airport environment makes them that way. I think Delta needs to train people better. If you aren't naturally friendly and kind, it's best to work in a back office somewhere away from customers and the public.

    I've worked in customer service before and I thoroughly HATED it! I just don't have the temperament to deal with rude people, if they bite, I bite back even harder. It's not worth getting written up, especially when you don't make enough money or don't care if you get fired. Regardless of what anyone makes, I don't agree with being rude for no reason, but I do believe in defending yourself. My temper can get pretty bad, so knowing that I have a little boy to think about and knowing that Georgia has the death penalty keeps me in line most days! LOL!!!

  • Bashi22

    Is she and Angela Rye friends

  • Bashi22

    She and Angela Rye are friends the same stunt Angela pull on the TSA search like she’s above the rules for flying cry babies then claim to be woke ?

  • NicoleZee

    What??? If someone is claustrophobic, then how are they able to fly, drive, ride buses or trains or even get on elevators??? WTH??? Any type of airplane or transportation period is an enclosed space, so a claustrophobic person would have to walk everywhere it seems. I never understood phobias, people afraid of enclosed spaces, spiders, snakes, needles, I don't get it. I guess I'm the type to try anything once, as long as it doesn't kill me! LOL!!!

  • Oya Shango

    Actually, she changed her own seating through the kiosk. However, when she presented her ticket to the desk agent, they changed it back to the middle seat without any explanation. The agent who initially rudely brushed her off was a black woman. That is what set the entire thing off.

    Since 911, and the installation of this so-called Homeland Security, more than 10,000 Americans have been placed on the "do not fly list", without explanation, and the staff on most of these airlines have become rude and hostile since it is now a federal crime to even talk back to one. I fly a lot and have seen dangerous changes that do not favor the paying customer.

  • Omandesert

    You pay for a seat, not a specific seat. Read the contract of carriage. Airlines as a courtesy extend seat selection to passengers. Unfortunately, due to aircraft configuration changes, accommodating passengers with small children, etc., seats are changed unbeknownst to the traveler. If she was moved from a premium cabin to coach, compensation would have been issued. In this case, legally the airline fulfilled its obligation by accommodating her with a seat and safety passage to her destination. Screaming at a gate agent is unacceptable and futile, considering if the flight is full their hands are tied.

  • hottlanta

    Yes you do pay for a SPECIFIC seat. You can select your seat now in categories. I heard with Southwest you don't have a ASSIGNED seat you get your seat assigned when you get to the airport. In my years of flying I have always got my seat I was assigned. I only had a problem when I flew KLM this year where my seat was changed and it cost me more. Even when I call and make my reservations on Delta they always look at my profile and know I always reserve the window seat and they ask me to I still want a window seat. If I pay for a window seat and get to the airport and get an aisle or middle seat somebody will have to give me an answer when I make my reservation I clicked on window seat and my ticket says window. They took those seats right behind first class and call them premium seats and charge you more.

  • hottlanta

    You have a right to get what you pay for. I don't want to be on a plane sitting in between nobody. If they don't want to give us specific seat don't et us choose where we want to sit. First Class and Business Class don't go through this mess.

  • Slik

    What black people need to do is only fly when nessasary, f these airlines.

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly!....As usual you're one of the very FEW posters here. More than likely she went at the agent with the "Black Lives Matter loudness".People like her try to make everything about race.

  • Li

    Next time fly Southwest. No seat preference, you sit where you have to.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    ok.. i thought I was the only one who missed the defending

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, I'm claustrophobic, but being on a plane (I don't fly because I have a fear of flying), which is open, is different than being in closed spaces. She didn't want to be trapped between two people. It makes her feel closed in. Most do. There natural fears like the fear of falling or the fear of speaking in front of crowds. You're blessed to not have phobia. I have a fear of spiders too. Lol! A lot of fears are based on people's experiences. I hate needles too, but I've had to deal with it because I've been stuck so many times.

  • Noirluv45

    Spewing your b.s., that's what. I'm not going to engage with your nonsense. Understand now or do you need a further explanation? Lol!

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, I hope you keep a diary about your trips. They are very interesting! I love to talk to people who travel because I vicariously live through their experiences, and since I'm afraid to fly, I ain't going nary. My friend LOVES London, and she told me about Piccadilly. Overall, it seems like the people you've encountered, excluding the occasional azzhole have been very welcoming. It seems as if non-Americans are more open and welcoming. I know women who will ONLY date non-American men. I hollered when I read that you cussed that woman out and her man started hugging her. He should've been telling her tail to quit staring at you, so she got every lick she deserved. Yeah, foreign Blacks and their, "There's no racism" nonsense. I just brush them off and ?.

  • PRPSP

    Not every white man who dares to argue with a person of color is a ''white supremacist.

  • Yoni7

    Everybody gone learn TUHDAY!

  • wiseone

    When something foul happens to us they will always find a way to justify it. They are morally corrupt - they think we are less than human but they are less than human.

  • Yoni7

    So sorry this happened to you. Sorry about your father. I would gladly harass them until no end. #documentdocumentdocument

  • Yoni7

    Uhm, isn't that what all folks do, fly only when necessary? Who out here taking unnecessary flights?

  • Yoni7

    You pay for a seat, not a specific seat.
    ________________
    SINCE WHEN????? Almost ANY/EVERY flight I've been on, I've picked MY seat.

  • free

    she said "as a courtesy".

  • Yoni7

    And again, I've always picked my seat.

  • free

    i've always had the seat i picked out and the one in my travel profile except when the plane changed. one time i had no frigging seat at all because we got changed to a smaller plane. they put me in what was available.

  • free

    she didn't say you couldn't or didn't pick your seat. even if you pick your seat, they don't HAVE to give you the one you picked. this is not the first time this has happened to somebody.

  • Yoni7

    Ok.

  • free

    these folks think they pay for "aisle" and "window" smh.

  • Look@m3

    LOL. I didn't even catch that...funny

  • AndSo

    Errybody a "racist" when these folks don't get their way. Houston's has a policy that people from all walks and ethnicities have been subjected to? Racist.

    Airline system screws up and the over-worked stewardess only has the original seating arrangement which she won't bend?
    Racist.

    That word "racist" is starting to hold less and less weight due to these whiners.

  • LP

    I don't think she played the race card at all. I've seen white folks get downright nasty with the agents, demanding their way and no one boots them off the plane. She's a Black woman so she should just keep quiet and sit where she's told? I don't think that's fair either. You purchase your ticket ahead of time and select your seat, sometimes you have to pay for particular seats. The agents are starting to get belligerent because they know good and well they can flex now and have people removed. Yes, I agree choose your battles but she paid for her flight and there was no need for the agent to be rude about it.

  • TOO REAL

    What the fu-- do you mean THESE FOLKS you ignorant bastard.

  • TOO REAL

    A pilots job is to fly the plane and screw flight attendants and ticket agents on his time behind his wife's back.

  • AndSo

    There ya' go: You took "these folks" to mean black people, when I was actually talking about THESE PARTICULAR FOLKS who seem to have had difficulty in situations that everybody (black, white, asian, indian, hispanic, purple, green) faces every damn day, yet they managed to take it to another level. Why is that?

    Oh, and btw, I'm black, you ignorant looza. You part of the damn problem seeing race and racism in every damn interaction, comment or question. Get a life.

  • NeverSurprised

    Where is the video of the agent being rude to her?

  • NeverSurprised

    This made me spit out my tea.????

  • LP

    I missed the mention of any video. I'm forming my opinion based on Tamika Mallory's account of what happened and my own experiences flying.

    Mallory said the agent’s attitude was “nasty” and “disrespectful.”

    Customer Service is a rough profession and I definitely get both sides. I've also dealt with some very rude agents lately.

  • Waya Hedia

    How do you broad a plane?

  • NeverSurprised

    Yes, that's what SHE said, without offering any proof. If anything, I think Tamika was the one who was "difficult."

    She did not choose her seat beforehand and when she saw she had a middle seat, tried to switch it at the kiosk, which printed out a new ticket with an aisle seat, but she did not PAY for that preferred seat. When the agent scanned the ticket, her ORIGINAL seat assignment printed out. That wasn't the agent"s fault, it printed out automatically (as Tamika herself admits).

    The agent asked her if she PAID for a seat upgrade. She said she wasn't asked to pay, but the agent explained that the seat was probably no longer available because someone else DID pay the Preferred Seat fee. Tameka then insisted that since she was a Platinum Member, she had a right to the seat EVEN IF someone else had paid for it.

    Entitled and unreasonable.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1555087/Activist-Tamika-Mallory-kicked-flight-seating-dispute.html

  • NeverSurprised

    She didn't pay for an aisle seat, but demanded to be given one solely because she is a Platinum Member.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1555087/Activist-Tamika-Mallory-kicked-flight-seating-dispute.html

  • NeverSurprised

    And IF she had chosen her seat in advance of getting to the airport, she likely would have gotten it. She didn't. She was trying to switch the seat that had been assigned to her.

  • LP

    Well sounds like you figured it all out. Thanks for the read!

  • free

    i wonder why the kiosk didn't take her card for payment? i never change at the kiosk but i just assumed that any upgrade would be charged on the spot. gate agents don't take money, do they?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I believe every word she said

  • Evillene

    Pick your seat before you fly. Pay extra for your ideal seat assignment, that way when you are displaced or booted you have automatic, verifiable financial injury. Most importantly, you wont have to deal with any gate agent.

  • teather

    Actually, no seat is guaranteed whether you pay for it or you don't. If we read the fine print on sales tickets, they can change/alter your seat and your flight at their will. It's something we have to work to change in terms of policy if we want to see something different.

  • teather

    LOL!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Or fly first class.

  • Rikki Tavi

    That’s exactly correct! You pay for your seat when you buy the ticket, even if you change the seat later, if there is a charge, you must pay it then or the change won’t be made. But, you can’t expect to change to a seat that someone else has paid for, that doesn’t pass the logic test! Then again, how can you change to a seat that is already taken and paid for?

  • Rikki Tavi

    AndSo means people who “play” that card anytime things don’t go their way. How can you change to a seat for one that has already been assigned and paid for, you certainly can’t do that online?

  • Rikki Tavi

    You can’t pay for a seat that has already been assigned and paid for by someone else. She tried to change her ticket at the last minute, well after the seat she wanted was already taken. Aisle seat was probably all available when she bought her ticket.

  • Rikki Tavi

    Wow, she should be ashamed for generating all this noise behind her nonsense. I figured as such, probably bought her ticket at the last minute and only center seats were available.

  • Rikki Tavi

    Exactly!

  • Candance

    I write them every year on the anniversary of the day my dad went in the NH. I will never forget!