Wednesday night, passengers on an American Airlines flight apparently experienced a nauseating odor emanating from a couple and their young daughter on a Miami-to-Detroit flight. Luckily the flight had not yet departed from the Miami Airport when the ground crew bordered the airliner and asked the couple to step off the plane, because passengers seated near them had complained about their body odor.
“They said, ‘Sir, people have complained that you have body odor,'” Adler told NBC News on Thursday. “I said: ‘Excuse me? I need to get home. There is no body odor on me.'”
In a prepared statement by American Airline, the air carrier defended its action stating, “The Adler family was asked to deplane last night after several passengers, along with our crew members, complained about their body odor. The family were provided hotel accommodations and meals, and re-booked on a flight to Detroit today.”
Yossi Adler, a 36-year-old business consultant from Southfield, Michigan, accused the airline of singling out his family because they’re Jewish. He used his cell phone to tape his argument with the ground crew shortly after they were taken off the plane.
“There’s a religious reason for some reason that they’re kicking me off the plane. We don’t have odor, OK? Nobody here has odor,” Adler is heard saying on the video he shot.