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2 Muslim Women and JetBlue Part Ways Over a Staredown?

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By    |   Friday, 11 Mar 2016 11:54 AM

Two Muslim-appearing women were escorted off a JetBlue flight from Boston after it landed in Los Angeles for supposedly "staring" at flight attendants, according to a Facebook post that caught the attention of news media.

Sharon Kessler said on Facebook that she was onboard JetBlue Flight 487 and recorded two women dressed in Muslim garments being escorted from the flight once it landed in Los Angeles, reported London's Daily Mail.




"It was a terrible moment – honestly – these women sat quietly, watched movies – it felt like overkill from this flight attendant," Kessler wrote on Facebook.

However, JetBlue told the Daily Mail that the crew members believed one of the women was recording in-flight procedures, which could present a security issues.

"More than 35 million customers from many cultures and backgrounds travel on JetBlue without incident each year," said JetBlue. "Our crewmembers' first priority is the safe and secure operation of our flights, and as a security precaution are asked to be aware of anyone who may be filming or taking photographs of in-flight procedures or the flight deck area." 

"If a crewmember believes a customer may be filming safety procedures, the crewmember may report it for further review. In this instance, our crewmembers acted in accordance with security procedures. We appreciate our customers' patience and cooperation, and apologize for the inconvenience." 

Some on social media said they took offense to the removal of the women.


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