United Airlines Accused of Evicting Woman from First Class Seat to Make Room for Sheila Jackson Lee

And for her trouble, Jean-Marie Simon has been called a liar by United, a racist by SJL, and WaPo said her story was a non-story.

Big Government: An attorney and private school teacher from Washington, DC, is accusing United Airlines of removing her from her first-class seat only to give the seat to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).

Jean-Marie Simon, 63, had been about to board the final leg of her flight home to D.C. from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on December 18 when a gate agent notified her that she could not locate her ticket in the system.

When the gate agent asked Simon if she canceled her ticket, Simon replied, “No. I just want to go home.”

But when Simon boarded the flight, she noticed Lee, the Democrat congresswoman from Houston, taking her seat.

Jean-Marie Simon [facebook]

Airline staff told Simon the seat was taken and gave her a $500 voucher, along with another ticket for the same flight in Economy Plus.

The D.C. teacher claimed that the airline bumped her from her seat to accommodate the congresswoman.

“It was just so completely humiliating,” said Simon, who spent 140,000 miles to purchase the round-trip first-class tickets between D.C. and Guatemala.  It gets worse

31 Comments on United Airlines Accused of Evicting Woman from First Class Seat to Make Room for Sheila Jackson Lee

  1. SJL: “Hey sistah, can you help me out. I wanna upgrade to first class.”

    Black Stewardess: “Guuuurl… We got yo’ back. We’ll just throw one of dem white bitches out.”

    SJL: “Oh lawdy!… Hahahahaha!… Thank ye… Thank ye… And iffen dat white bitch complains & shit, I just call her a racist on Twitter.”

    (Loud Aunt Jemimah-ish cackling ensues)

  2. I hope that they get in ends up costing the airline over $1 million for their politically correct stupidity. and
    these morons are public servants yet they are treated like royalty that’s crap.

  3. We’ve come a long way from Rosa Parks. In fact, Sheila Jackson Lee is about as far away as possible. I’m going to call her Skrap Asor from now on.

  4. An attorney and private school teacher from Washington, DC

    The mistake was not giving her a free helicopter ride
    (For the pedantic, I did not write “offer”)

  5. The woman was flying round trip from Guatemala. Her retuen flight gets to Houston and she is informed her connecting flight is delayed – so she cancels her ticket (according to United Airlines)
    Does United really expect us to believe that?

  6. Who gives a shit? If you fly United, you deserve to be bent over and treated like a worthless piece of garbage. Can you imagine being considered ‘not worthy’ and lower than Sheila Jackson Lee? United is bottom of the barrel. Employees and employers have hated each other for years and they cannot hide their mutual distrust. The only thing ‘United’ is their employee/employer disdain for those too stupid to fly a competitor. Service is awful. Airplanes are filthy. They smell. Everything United is effyu. No idea how the hell United is still in business.

  7. “Two legs bad; four legs good.”

    And this a “representative” of the people; an “agent” – a “public servant” – so to speak.
    May be time to cull the herd.

    izlamo delenda est …

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