A hasidic Jewish man was removed from a Delta flight from Fort Lauderdale to LaGuardia airport last night for allegedly carrying too many items in the overhead storage compartment.
The incident occurred at 9:30 pm when the man, who had a carry-on bag, hatbox, hat, and jacket, was told by a flight attendant that he was only allowed to carry one item in the overhead compartment.
The man refused to check the bag, and a dispute ensued. The flight attendant then removed the bag from the compartment, and the man asked for it back.
The flight attendant reportedly told him that he could either check the bag or stay behind with it.
The man then put the bag back in the overhead compartment, but the flight attendant had him removed from the flight.
The airline has yet to comment on the incident.
However, the incident has sparked discussions about the strictness of the airline’s baggage policy and the way it is enforced.
It highlights the need for clear communication and understanding between airline staff and passengers to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey for all.
Open racism by @Delta airline staff on flight from Ft Lauderdale to LaGuardia who removed Hasidic Jew for carrying his religious hat & Jacket & luggage, we ask all religious Jews to stop using @Delta until these #Nazi staff gets fired for religious discrimination against Jews. pic.twitter.com/EnEwE6dk3X
— Satmar Headquarters (@HQSatmar) January 24, 2023