"They said, 'Sir, people have complained that you have body odor, '" Yossi Adler told NBC News. Anyone else stash deodorant in their vehicle? "We don't have odor, okay?" Yossi said to a gate agent in a cellphone video. "Nobody here has odor". United Airlines booted a Nigerian woman from a flight out of Houston in 2016 because of body odor complaints. The jet flew off with their clothing, auto seat and stroller as they were left stranded in Miami.
Yossi Adler, his wife Jennie, and their 19-month-old daughter were kicked off after staff told them other passengers had been complaining about their odor, which led to one male staff member asking Adler if he did not shower for "religious reasons". The airline said the family was booked into a hotel for Wednesday night and given meal vouchers.
"Multiple passengers, along with our crew members, complained about Mr. Adler's body odor", the airline said in a statement.
A couple had to leave an airplane operated by American Airlines when staff said that they allegedly smelled too badly and were offending the other passengers. Adler said that they were told that due to an emergency they needed to exit the plane.
In any case, Adler said, had the airline been that concerned about his body odor, it should have given him clean clothes to wear. The dad of eight then accused the airline of discriminating against the family, who are Jewish, based on their religion. "We take showers every day. I said you kicked me off because of religious reasons", Adler responds.
As of Thursday, the Adlers announced they made it safely to Detroit and have been reunited with their luggage.
A Detroit couple and their infant daughter were kicked off an American Airlines flight from Miami this week.
The family still can't believe they were actually thrown off their flight.
Olimpia Warsaw, 67, was attending a relative's funeral in Chicago and was scheduled to fly back to Detroit on November 30.
"Not once in my life has someone said I smell", he told The Post. "I confirmed with the gate agent that the flight was on time". "It's embarrassing", she said.