Passengers who were SUPPOSED to be on a recent United Airlines flight are speaking out because the airline gave Wyclef Jean their seats!
Here's what one of the passengers had to say about it:
"We were at the gate, about to board, and then they took his group and they tore up our boarding passes. We did not receive any compensation, hotel — nothing."
"Wyclef turned around and said, 'What’s happening, what’s going on?' before he boarded. The flight agent told us, 'Political celebrities are treated differently.'"
And here's what a United rep had to say about the incident:
"The customers [who were] denied boarding arrived at the gate within the final 10 minutes before departure."
We are not impressed! If those passengers purchased those seats, then who cares if they arrived at the gate 10 minutes before departure? Obviously they were still letting people onboard, since the more important customer got a seat.
Not cool, United. Not cool AT ALL.
[Image via WENN.]
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