A passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight was threatened with being removed from the plane for holding up a Joe Biden sign. The airline had to apologize after they failed to remove him and the incident became viral.
Southwest Airlines has been under fire for their treatment of passengers. A passenger was threatened with a Joe Biden sign by one of the flight attendants on a flight from Dallas to Chicago.
Passengers on Southwest Airlines are being threatened with a Joe Biden sign.
on August 8, 2021 by Gary Leff
A Southwest Airlines passenger was informed she couldn’t travel with her “Arizonenses Con Biden” placard because “many people are upset by your message,” according to the Biden fan. She had two options: hide the sign with white paper and tape or fold it and place it under her seat.
Jenny Grondahl traveled from Phoenix to San Diego on Friday, bringing with her a memento: a cardboard sign she planned to frame when she returned to Southern California. It was created by an artist called Javier Torres and included a cactus.
It was a victory for the labor organizer, who had reached out to Latinos in Arizona to encourage them to vote for Joe Biden for president in 2020. Grondahl is a member of the Laborers’ International Union of North America’s (LIUNA) executive board, which represents employees in California and Arizona. She also volunteered for the Biden campaign, and a friend had given her the sign indicating her working hours.
“I put in a lot of effort to register Latino voters….” And when the Latinos arrived, Arizona became blue,” she said, explaining why it was so important to her.
She tucked the placard beneath her seat, folded. ‘What would happen if this was on my shirt?’ she posed as a question to the agency. And the agent informed her she’d have to wear the garment inside out, she claims.
Southwest Airlines employees informed me last Friday that “several” customers had complained and were upset by the @joebiden sign I was carrying under my arm. It was suggested that I either cover it up or not bring it onboard. When I inquired what would happen if I wore a @potus shirt, I was informed I’d be asked to flip it inside out. pic.twitter.com/Mvm0mdz7u1
August 2, 2021 — Jenny Grndahl (@JennyGrondahl)
Southwest Airlines claims that
Regardless of political views, we take pleasure in creating a friendly, pleasant, and safe workplace for all Customers and Employees. We’re talking with the customer about her concerns, and we hope to see her again on a future Southwest trip.
A United Airlines pilot stated shortly after the 2016 presidential election that passengers must leave politics off the aircraft. We’ve seen what happens when a flight devolves into a political battle.
This is where it all starts.
On a plane from TX —> DC flight attendants are struggling to control a plane full of Trump supporters as they display a pro-Trump projection and harass others passengers bound for DC.
#dc #trump #trumprally #protest #thisisamerica #sos pic.twitter.com/BlTCbD8ntl pic.twitter.com/BlTCbD8ntl pic.twitter.com/BlTCbD8ntl pic.twitter.com/BlTCbD8ntl pic.twitter
January 6, 2021 — Maranie R. Staab (@MaranieRae)
There’s nowhere to flee after you’ve boarded the plane with the doors shut. Because we can’t avoid politics, we all have a responsibility to maintain our cool and be courteous for the length of the trip.
I’m not sure they can completely prohibit political speech since almost all U.S. airports are government-owned. However, airlines leasing the area are likely to be able to enforce such a restriction.
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