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Houston - United Apologizes To Passenger Who Says US Rep Took Her First-class Seat

Published on: December 25, 2017 02:31 PM
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Simon posted a photo of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in what she said was the seat she paid for.  (FACEBOOK)Simon posted a photo of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in what she said was the seat she paid for.  (FACEBOOK)

Houston - United Airlines has apologized and given a $500 travel voucher to a passenger who accused the airline of giving her first-class seat to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston Democrat.

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An airline spokeswoman said Monday that its internal systems show the passenger, Jean-Marie Simon, canceled her Dec. 18 seat from Houston to Washington, D.C. after a weather delay.

Simon denies that she canceled the flight. She was given a seat in Economy Plus on the flight, and told the Houston Chronicle she saw Jackson Lee sitting in the seat that was assigned to her.

United says it upgraded Jackson Lee automatically and not because she was a member of Congress. The congresswoman says in a statement that she didn’t ask for anything “exceptional or out of the ordinary.”



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 Dec 25, 2017 at 02:44 PM Normandavid1 Says:

Don't believe anything this liberal member of Congress says.

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 03:50 PM qazxc Says:

Don't believe anything any member of Congress says.

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 04:07 PM Butterfly Says:

The apology should be from the congresswoman!! She had the nerve to take the seat so now she should publicly apologize!!

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 08:42 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

The Congresslady seems to be a very strange person.

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 09:53 PM Just Wondering.... Says:

Could you imagine it was the other way around, a white republican congressmen and a black passenger????? The fake liberal media would be all over this story.

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 11:09 PM adar29 Says:

So another case of white male privilege oh wait it was a black woman stealing someone's seat?

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 Dec 26, 2017 at 12:29 AM lazy-boy Says:

"United says it upgraded Jackson Lee automatically and not because she was a member of Congress. The congresswoman says in a statement that she didn’t ask for anything “exceptional or out of the ordinary.” "

sounds a bit weird doesn't it?

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 Dec 26, 2017 at 02:23 PM StevenWright Says:

Reply to #2  
qazxc Says:

Don't believe anything any member of Congress says.

Unless that member happens to be anti-Trump, of course.

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 Dec 26, 2017 at 04:42 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
Just Wondering.... Says:

Could you imagine it was the other way around, a white republican congressmen and a black passenger????? The fake liberal media would be all over this story.

Like they are?

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