A Black Woman posted a white woman refusing to let her sit next to her on Spirit Airlines. She refused until a white woman sat next to her. Spirit Airlines didn’t do anything to the white woman, and let another White woman sit next to her.
In a now viral post on social media, a woman posted what happened to her during a flight on Spirit Airlines.
Tiarra Dow said she has never experienced anything like this in her life, though she has seen it happen to many of other black people with her own eyes.
Tiarra says she was able to find another flight to Chicago last minute after her original flight was delayed. When she went to sit down in her assigned flight seat, a white Russian woman says there was no way she’d let her sit next to her.
The two had never met, never seen each other before, but the woman refused to let Tiarra sit next to her. It wasn’t until another white passenger sat there did the Russian woman feel satisfied and completely content with allowing it as long as it was a white passenger.
Tiarra posted this on her social media:
So my flight was delayed from Detroit for 12 hours . Luckily I catch a flight from Vegas to Chicago . I board the Chicago flight and the open seat they gave me was next to a Russian woman, who refused to let me sit by her. Like refuses it to the point that she is arguing with the flight attendant about how she is not going to let me sit by her. Luckily there were other (white) people on the plane who chose to switch seats with me so I wouldn’t have to sit by her which she happily allowed. I have never experienced this before. I’m so upset that I couldn’t lay hands on this lady. So appreciative of the other passengers who just rallied around me , held my hand and really prayed with me. This 4 hour flight is about to feel like a lifetime. I’m am so embarrassed and heartbroken #Spiritairlines Spirit Airlines*
*If you were a passenger on the 9:34am flight from Las Vegas to Chicago on June 25th and you witnessed this incident that took place on Flight NK 446 please reach out to me.
It’s reported that Tiarra is handling the situation with Spirit Airlines behind the scenes.
People are hoping that Tiarra sues the company for the way the flight attendants handled the situation, and allowed the white woman to have someone else who’s white to sit next to her instead of a black woman.