American Airlines kicks family off Miami flight for body odor

A family was allegedly kicked off their American Airlines flight in Florida after passengers complained about their body odor.

Yossi and Jennie Adler and their 19-month-old daughter were heading to Detroit from Miami when they were asked to leave the flight soon after boarding. "Because we just got kicked off a plane for smelling", said Jennie Adler.

In any case, Adler said, had the airline been that concerned about his body odor, it should have given him clean clothes to wear. "There's nothing wrong with us", he added.

The Adlers also told the station that their luggage wasn't removed from the flight, leaving them without a vehicle seat, stroller or extra clothing for the night. "Our team members took care of the family by providing overnight accommodations and meals and rebooking them for the next available flight". "They have been rebooked on a flight Thursday". "Our crew members smelled it and our pilot smelled it and the pilot says we can't let you fly in this plane because the b.o.'s too bad'". "You told me for religious reasons you don't shower - is that what you said?" the official asked.

Adler asserted that his family did not smell and wants to know the real reason they were forced off the plane.

American Airlines ejected a MI family from an airplane in Miami on Wednesday after several passengers complained of the family's purported body odor.

Annoyances on flights aren't new, but this sparks a bigger debate: At what level of inconvenience do airlines throw people off flights if they aren't a danger to the rest of the passengers?

The crew booted the family after passengers complained about body odor, a Miami ABC affiliate reported. "I said you kicked me off because of religious reasons", Adler shot back at him.

"I'm like 'That is absurd, '" Alder told NBC News.

"I shower every day!"

As of this writing, American Airlines has not responded to the family's accusation.

An American Airlines jet is seen in the air preparing to land at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in Rosemont, Illinois. "And those were the managers - they were embarrassing us in front of everybody".

  • Anthony Vega