Jetblue Apologizes to Jewish Passenger for Canceling Flight, After Flight Attended Allegedly Taunted Him (VIDEO)

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FILE - A JetBlue airplane is shown at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, March 16, 2017. A federal judge is siding with the Biden administration and blocking JetBlue Airways from buying Spirit Airlines, saying the $3.8 billion deal would reduce competition. The Justice Department sued to block the merger, saying it would drive up fares by eliminating Spirit, the nation’s biggest low-cost airline. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(VINnews) — A Jewish JetBlue passenger accused the airline of “blatant antisemitism” after it canceled his flight home because he objected to a flight attendant wearing a “Free Palestine” pin during his trip to Las Vegas.

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Paul Faust, a 54-year-old telecom entrepreneur from Parkland, Florida, flew from South Florida to Vegas, where he was met by a JetBlue official after getting off the plane who accused him of “causing a disturbance” during the flight and called the Las Vegas PD.

Faust says that he initially kept quiet after seeing the flight attendant wear a pin bearing the Palestinian flag and the words Free Palestine — but spoke up when she shifted the pro-Palestinian pin to the front of her apron — a move that he interpreted as provocative and deliberate.

Faust posted this video describing the incident. Many users called for the boycott of JetBlue, and the company, in response, launched an investigation into the incident with testimony from other passengers.

Eventually, the airline apologized to Faust and for the disruption to his flight, saying “We hope with these actions we can welcome him back onto a JetBlue flight in the future.”

JetBlue said they have changed their policy, and crewmembers can now only wear pins approved or issued by the airline


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Just Me
Just Me
14 days ago

Read the latest airline snafu at Dan’s Deals with the ejection of 2 bochurim from an AA flight – collective punishment. One removed because he voiced concerns about the safety of the plane – seeing a dent in wing and the other sitting many rows behind him because he’s dressed the same as the first person.

Liberalism is a mental disorder
Liberalism is a mental disorder
9 days ago

The bigger problem is that she filed a false report. I want to know is if the report went over the FAA channels or if it was a private report made to the company who was then able to get somebody to meet him at the gate upon arrival. Either way it’s very bad because they diverted the cockpit attention from flying the aircraft to stupidity. If it was the captain that decided to do this, then he’s got a big problem on his hand as well.

Wilbur
Wilbur
13 days ago

Huh? “…After Flight Attended…” or is it Flight Attendant
TYPO

Arik
Arik
11 days ago

Looks like JetBlue has a DIEversity problem

daas torah
daas torah
13 days ago

he will be rich soon

Arik
Arik
9 days ago

They did not fire her.

Betty Slocomb
Betty Slocomb
13 days ago

Where is the$$$$$$$$