United Airways has apologized and given a $500 journey voucher to a girl who accused the corporate of giving up her first-class seat to a Texas congresswoman final week.
Passenger Jean-Marie Simon, a 63-year-old trainer from Washington, D.C., claims the airline confirmed desire in direction of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and threatened to take away her from her Dec. 18 flight after snapping a photograph of the Houston Democrat in her seat.
United spokeswoman Andrea Hiller informed the Each day Information on Monday that the corporate’s inside system confirmed Simon’s flight from Houston to Washington, D.C. was canceled after a climate delay.
It appeared Simon canceled her flight inside United’s cellular app, and launched her seat to subsequent individual on the airline’s improve record, which occurred to be Jackson Lee, Hiller stated.
She was then given an Financial system Plus seat and a $500 journey voucher, the spokeswoman stated.
Simon denies she ever canceled her flight, and informed the Houston Chronicle she noticed the congresswoman within the seat she bought.
Jackson Lee defended herself saying she “requested for nothing distinctive or out of the bizarre.” The airline stated it has reached out to Simon to supply its apology and compensation.
“It is simply unimaginable to droop disbelief and swallow that story that I canceled my flight,” Simon informed the newspaper.