A family from Detroit were kicked off of a plane at the Miami International Airport because passengers complained about abnormally strong body odor.
Yossi Adler, his wife and 19-month-old daughter were preparing to fly back to Michigan on Wednesday night when they were suddenly escorted off the plane.
“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,'” Adler told LOCAL10.
The Adlers claim that they did not smell bad, and that their luggage was never returned to them.
“There’s no body odor that we have,” Adler insisted as he stood at the airport the day after he was disembarked. “There’s nothing wrong with us.”
“They have our car seat, stroller, everything,” Jennie Adler said.
According to American Airlines, the Adlers were removed following several passenger complaints, and were compensated accordingly.
“Mr. Adler and his wife were removed from the flight when several passengers complained about their body odor,” the statement said. “They have been booked into a hotel for the night and given meal vouchers. They have been rebooked on a flight Thursday.”
Adler, who is Jewish, is perplexed by the decision to kick his family off the plane and seems to insinuate that it was for other reasons.
“I want them to own up to what really happened and to tell me the truth,” Mr. Adler said. “What was it?”
The family made it back to Michigan, but their luggage has yet to be found.