Passengers kicked off flight 'for speaking Russian'

2013-05-27 16:01
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Las Vegas - Six San Diego-based Russians are considering legal action after they were reportedly kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight last week for speaking their native language. 

Huffington Post reports that the six were headed to an anniversary party in Las Vegas last Thursday when an airline worker aboard their Spirit Airlines flight approached them prior to the plane's departure and escorted them off the plane.

"He just said, 'This row needs to get up and leave now,'" said Sana Bitman, one of the passengers removed from the flight. "It was humiliating to be treated that way."

Airline employees maintain the group had been talking too loud and ignored requests for them to lower their voices, though the Russians say they never heard any warnings.

A separate employee later indicated the stewardesses may have been intimidated by the group speaking a different language.

The group was given a full refund, notes CBS Las Vegas, though they missed their party in Las Vegas.

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