Couple with baby kicked off flight after passengers 'complained about their body odor'

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By James Kay

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A family of three was removed from a flight after other passengers began complaining about their "bad body odor".

If we're honest, nobody smells their best on a plane because they aren't exactly the most comfortable place in the world, especially after battling an airport.

But have you ever encountered somebody that smells so bad that you've decided that the culprits shouldn't be allowed to travel?

Well, in a recent incident at Miami International Airport, a family claims they were unjustly removed from an American Airlines flight due to what the airline staff described as "bad body odor."

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The Adler family claims they were removed from the airline due to religious reasons. Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty

The situation took a distressing turn as the passengers involved, Yossi Adler, his wife Jennie, and their 19-month-old baby daughter claimed that they were subjected to humiliation, alleging that their Jewish background played a role in their removal from the flight.

Speaking to WPLG Local 10 News, Yossi denies any wrongdoing and insists that neither he nor his family had an offensive odor.

Recalling the perplexing moment, he said: "All of a sudden, as soon as they took us off, they closed the gate and then they said, 'Sorry sir, some people complained you had body odor and we're not letting you back on.'"

Jennie also shared her confusion, revealing that they even stopped people at the airport to inquire whether they indeed emitted an unpleasant smell.

Following their expulsion from the plane, the Adler family claimed they were informed that their luggage would be returned to them. However, this promise went unfulfilled, leaving them with only the clothes on their backs.

Essential items for their child, including a car seat and stroller, were left aboard the aircraft.

In response to the incident, American Airlines issued a statement, confirming the family's removal from the flight. "Mr. Adler and his wife were removed from the flight when several passengers complained about their body odor. They have been booked into a hotel for the night and given meal vouchers.

"They have been rebooked on a flight Thursday."

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American Airlines confirmed that the family was removed due to their "odor". Credit: Scott Olson/Getty

Despite American Airlines' explanation, Yossi has accused the airline of discrimination. In a video captured at the airport, he can be heard passionately addressing airport staff, saying, "There's a religious reason for some reason that they're kicking me off the plane." He further emphasized, "We don't have odor, ok? Nobody here has odor."

The Adlers soon made it to Detroit and confirmed to WPLG Local 10 News that they had been reunited with their luggage.

Featured image credit: Scott Olson/Getty

Couple with baby kicked off flight after passengers 'complained about their body odor'

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By James Kay

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A family of three was removed from a flight after other passengers began complaining about their "bad body odor".

If we're honest, nobody smells their best on a plane because they aren't exactly the most comfortable place in the world, especially after battling an airport.

But have you ever encountered somebody that smells so bad that you've decided that the culprits shouldn't be allowed to travel?

Well, in a recent incident at Miami International Airport, a family claims they were unjustly removed from an American Airlines flight due to what the airline staff described as "bad body odor."

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The Adler family claims they were removed from the airline due to religious reasons. Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty

The situation took a distressing turn as the passengers involved, Yossi Adler, his wife Jennie, and their 19-month-old baby daughter claimed that they were subjected to humiliation, alleging that their Jewish background played a role in their removal from the flight.

Speaking to WPLG Local 10 News, Yossi denies any wrongdoing and insists that neither he nor his family had an offensive odor.

Recalling the perplexing moment, he said: "All of a sudden, as soon as they took us off, they closed the gate and then they said, 'Sorry sir, some people complained you had body odor and we're not letting you back on.'"

Jennie also shared her confusion, revealing that they even stopped people at the airport to inquire whether they indeed emitted an unpleasant smell.

Following their expulsion from the plane, the Adler family claimed they were informed that their luggage would be returned to them. However, this promise went unfulfilled, leaving them with only the clothes on their backs.

Essential items for their child, including a car seat and stroller, were left aboard the aircraft.

In response to the incident, American Airlines issued a statement, confirming the family's removal from the flight. "Mr. Adler and his wife were removed from the flight when several passengers complained about their body odor. They have been booked into a hotel for the night and given meal vouchers.

"They have been rebooked on a flight Thursday."

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American Airlines confirmed that the family was removed due to their "odor". Credit: Scott Olson/Getty

Despite American Airlines' explanation, Yossi has accused the airline of discrimination. In a video captured at the airport, he can be heard passionately addressing airport staff, saying, "There's a religious reason for some reason that they're kicking me off the plane." He further emphasized, "We don't have odor, ok? Nobody here has odor."

The Adlers soon made it to Detroit and confirmed to WPLG Local 10 News that they had been reunited with their luggage.

Featured image credit: Scott Olson/Getty