Passengers kicked off Spirit Airlines for speaking Russian

From Voice of Russia Radio:

Six residents of San Diego were taken off a Spirit Airlines flight in the United States for speaking Russian.

The six people, among them a business owner, a teacher and an accountant, were flying to Las Vegas for an anniversary party last Thursday.

However, less than 10 minutes after they got in their seats, they were led off the plane. One of the passengers said he was ‘very confused.’ All of them are Russian natives.

The two said the group was chatting about the party in their regular voices – and only slightly louder when someone was speaking across the aisle – when an airline worker walked up to the Russian natives and told them they had to leave.

An airline employee told them that the stewardesses were intimidated by their speaking a different language.

The passengers got a refund from Spirit, but missed their anniversary party.

A business owner, a teacher and an accountant, who were among this group heading to Las Vegas, apparently are not good enough to fly on Spirit Airlines, the worst American airline company in all categories, according study of Consumer Reports magazine.

The only fault of these people, who wanted to celebrate an anniversary party in Vegas, was chatting in Russian about the event in their regular voices, when an airline worker walked up to them. “He just said, ‘This row needs to get up and leave now,'” said Sana Bitman, one of the kicked-off passengers, in interview to the 10 News.

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