A young woman has claimed United Airlines “accommodated” a racist passenger after he said he didn’t want to sit next to her because she is black.
Taylor Richardson, 16, said a flight attendant agreed to move the man after he complained onboard a Denver-Jacksonville on 15 November.
She shared the experience on social media, tweeting: “So yesterday while flying from Denver to Jacksonville, I had my first encounter with a white man who didn’t want to sit next to me because I was black.
After United responded to the tweet, asking for Ms Richardson to send them a message with more details, she replied that the flight attendant did it to avoid “making a scene”.
She said: “I would like to say upfront there wasn’t any commotion. Your airline rep was not rude she was caught off guard by his comment and to not make a scene just moved him.
“I’m only 16 so I dare not disrespect an adult even when ignorant to the fact.”
The original tweet received more than 200 comments, many of which expressed solidarity for Ms Richardson.