Muslim media influencer Amani al-Khatahtbeh claimed Saturday she was kicked off an American Airlines flight in Newark, New Jersey, because another passenger "felt uncomfortable" following a heated verbal exchange at the TSA security line.
"An entitled white man behind me insisted on cutting me in line because I was 'still taking my shoes off,'" she tweeted.
"When I said he could wait like everyone else, he started going off about how he’s 'pre check' and 'first class.'"
Later, after boarding her flight, al-Khatahtbeh was allegedly removed from the airplane because the other passenger "felt uncomfortable."
"We are concerned by these allegations and our team is working to understand what occurred," the company said in the statement.
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