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NAACP warns black passengers about traveling on American Airlines

By: RACHEL BROWN, WCNC-TV
October 25, 2017 Updated: October 26, 2017 at 6:09 am
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FILE - In this Friday, June 3, 2016, file photo, an American Airlines passenger jet takes off from Miami International Airport in Miami. American Airlines tells Chicago's WBBM-TV that a "disruptive passenger" was removed from an Atlanta to Chicago flight on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Video shows passengers yelling at a fellow passenger who followed a flight attendant while letting her dog run through the cabin without a leash.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NAACP issued a travel warning Tuesday for African American travellers to exercise caution when flying on American Airlines.

The civil rights organization said it had no choice but to issue a warning after noticing a pattern of "disturbing incidents" involving the removal of black passengers from flights, in addition to other troublesome conduct.

One of the four listed incidents in the NAACP's statement involved an African-American passenger who was required to give up his purchased seats aboard a flight from Washington, D.C. to Raleigh due to the fact he responded to "disrespectful and discriminatory comments directed toward him by two unruly white passengers."

Read more at wcnc.com.

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