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Sikh News Sikh musicians protest order to leave plane (The Sacramento Bee)

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by Sikh News Reporter, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Sikh News Reporter

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    Three Sikh Indian musicians who were ordered off a plane at Sacramento International Airport on Nov. 15 have filed complaints of discrimination and racial profiling with federal transportation officials and US Airways. The musicians, who had performed in the Sacramento area as part of a U.S. tour, had passed through airport security with no problems and were already in their seats when a US ...

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  3. rskas01

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    Nov 25, 2008
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    I sent this email to US Airways for all the good it might do: :(

    I read that some Sikh musicians were not allowed to fly on your
    airline. I am not a Sikh but I have many Sikh friends. I can not
    believe that in this day and age a pilot and your company could be so
    ignorant as to not know the difference between a Sikh and a terrorist.
    This pilot should be fired or at the least your company needs some
    major diversity training. I will definitely never use your airlines
    until you learn to respect other peoples religions.

    And their reply:

    Subject: US Airways Customer Relations - US-08SCOTT-121S2 US:00013848

    Dear Mr. XXXXX:
    Thank you for your e-mail regarding the events involving passengers on our Flight 0493 on November 15. We appreciate your concerns, take them very seriously, and are investigating the matter closely. We have already been in touch with representatives of United Sikhs, which also contacted us about this matter, and expect to have further discussions with them.

    Please know that US Airways does not condone discrimination or discriminatory conduct of any kind.

    Again, we appreciate hearing from our passengers, and will give this matter our close attention.


    Jane Currier
    US Airways Customer Relations
    Corporate Office

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