This story is gaining momentum now while a woman is claiming discrimination and asking for an apology from United Airlines for an incident that occurred the other day onboard a United flight. Muslim chaplain, Ahmad was traveling to Washington from Chicago and was reportedly denied an unopened can of soda and was told by the United flight attendant that the unopened can of soda could be used as a ‘weapon.’ As reported by CNN,
United Considered This Item A Weapon; What Do You Think?
“A Muslim chaplain and director of interfaith engagement at Northwestern University, Ahmad, 31, was traveling Friday from Chicago to Washington for a conference promoting dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian youths. She was wearing a headscarf, or hijab.
For hygienic reasons, she asked for an unopened can of soda, she said. The flight attendant told her that she could not give her one but then handed an unopened can of beer to a man seated nearby. Ahmad questioned the flight attendant.
“We are unauthorized to give unopened cans to people because they may use it as a weapon on the plane,” she recalled the flight attendant telling her.”
You can read the full story here, CNN.
I’m sure we haven’t heard the last from this story. What do you think, have you ever been served an unopened can of soda on an airplane? I know I have.