SO UNITED THINKS A DEMOCRAT MEMBER OF CONGRESS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN AN AVERAGE PAYING CUSTOMER?
United Airlines has supposedly apologized to a female passenger and given her a $500 travel voucher after she accused the company of giving away her first-class seat to a Texas congresswoman. Rep. Jackson Lee claims she did nothing wrong. Really, she didn’t ask to be upgraded, anything? How do you think the news story would read and the outrage would be if a black female passenger was booted from a flight because of a white. male, Republican Congressman?
United Airlines has apologized to a female passenger and given her a $500 travel voucher after she accused the company of giving away her first-class seat to a Texas congresswoman, an airline spokesperson said Monday.
Jean-Marie Simon, 63, of Washington, DC, claimed she was tossed aside to make way for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston Democrat, on a Dec. 18 flight.
Airline officials told reporters that their internal systems showed that she canceled her trip following a weather delay, but Simon denies doing this.
A United spokesperson said the company had offered Simon the apology and voucher in an attempt to make things right. But she claims this didn’t happen, either.
“United has not apologized to me,” Simon told The Post in an email early Tuesday. “A low ranking employee responding to an online customer complaint apologized on the phone, in his individual capacity. He also said he would send my complaint up the chain at United. To date, I have not heard from United.”
Furthermore, Simon claims she was actually given her voucher back on Dec. 18 — “when United cancelled [her] ticket.”
The race-baitor Shelia Jackson Lee actually thinks of herself as the victim, as her special treatment actually screwed a passenger. How typical of liberals that they play the black and victim card.
In a statement, Jackson Lee said she overheard Simon speaking with an African American flight attendant and saw her snap the photo.
“Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice,” Jackson Lee said to the Houston Chronicle.
“This saddens me,” she continued. “Especially at this time of year given all of the things we have to work on to help people. But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this, I am kind enough to simply say sorry.”
Simon said the congresswoman was accusing her of racism when she “had no idea who was in my seat when I complained.”