Black Power Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee Steals Working Lady’s Airline Seat

United apologizes to passenger booted for congresswoman – YouTube


Flying today is like being in a cattle car to hell.  To make money, planes are now loaded up to the gills at various centralized hubs and this includes overselling seats all the time by two or three passengers.  In today’s cattle car news, we have the story of a black Congresswoman who kicked a lady to the back of the bus so she could seize the prized seat for herself.  The lady didn’t go quietly into the back of the plane, going from first class to lower than second class, sitting with the stewardess next to the toilets.  She is now suing the airline.


Congresswoman accused of bumping passenger blames racism | Daily Mail Online: the airline did this, not the Congresswoman but the DNC lady is very snotty about all this:


Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, from Texas, said did nothing wrong when she was bumped to a first class seat on a December 18 flight from Houston to Washington, DC.


It’s OK to steal someone’s seat if one is an elite black politician.  I believe this woman sees no irony in her own actions.


She was put in seat 1A, which was originally paid for by a Jean-Marie Simon, a schoolteacher from Washington DC, who has accused the airline of evicting her from the seat so they could give it to a member of congress. Jackson Lee said in a statement Tuesday that she is upset she has to respond to allegations that she demanded special treatment.


She certainly doubles down on the insults and the snotty ‘me first’ stuff!  Here is what the Congresswoman said:


I saw the gate agent go to the seat of the individual who was walking back and forth before we took off.  I later came to understand that the individual had canceled her own flight. However I had nothing to do with that.


Except the airline lied.  I don’t know if the Congresswoman is also lying.  She did pretend to ‘know nothing’ and stubbornly sat there once she did learn the truth.


I noted that this individual came toward me and took a picture. I heard later that she might have said “I know who she is.” Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice.


Note how this powerful politician rushes to accuse the victim of this mugging, of being a racist.


This saddens me, especially at this time of year given all of the things we have to work on to help people. But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this, I am kind enough to simply say sorry.


Wow, she thinks she is a queen now.  She will deign to say ‘sorry’ in a backhanded, contemptuous way, a few days too late.  How was she ‘helping’ anyone when she was ‘helping herself’ to someone’s paid for seat?


I understand the airline is working to address the passenger’s concerns. I am glad of that. But as an African American, I know there are too many examples like this all over the nation.


This is part of her official statement.  Note how she doubles down again with racist attacks on the victim.


I hope one day, we will accept our collective diversity. Happy Holidays.’


The airline, caught cheating a paying customer, tried to hide the truth so…they told blatant lies.  This will be examined in court, later.  I am betting they will settle out of court.


Immediately after the incident the airline denied Simon’s claims.


‘After thoroughly examining our electronic records, we found that upon receiving a notification that Flight 788 was delayed due to weather, the customer appears to have canceled her flight from Houston to Washington, DC within the United mobile app,’ United said in a statement.


‘As part of the normal pre-boarding process, gate agents began clearing standby and upgrade customers, including the first customer on the waitlist for an upgrade.’


The victim has a totally different story:


Simon denies the airline’s claim that she canceled her ticket and claims United staff threatened to remove her from the flight for complaining and for taking a photo of Lee in her seat.  The teacher said she has screenshots of her United app that shows a canceled flight to Houston in August during Hurricane Harvey when she was supposed to visit her daughter, according to the Houston Chronicle.


The significance of this retort is obvious: what the airline staff did was seek out records of the victim and found that LAST FALL she cancelled a flight so they pretended it was the present flight she ‘cancelled’.  This was a fraud and wills be shown in court, too, eventually.

The airline first offered her $300 for her suffering but she refused it so they doubled the offer.  I hope she didn’t take it, she will hit pay day in court.  And they know this, it is another United Airline slap in the face of customers who pay in full and the lies after they were caught doing this simply makes it more and more criminal instead of accidental.


Bravo to the lady fighting for her civil rights.  This is exactly like the bus protests launched by anti-segregationists in the Deep South 60 years ago.



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14 responses to “Black Power Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee Steals Working Lady’s Airline Seat

  1. There was a passenger seated next to Jackson-Lee. He is believed to be a congressman. He told the victim, Ms. Simon, that he personally has witnessed Jackson-Lee doing this same thing to two prior passengers, i.e., the airline throwing a paying passenger out of first class and gifting the congresswoman with a free upgrade. In this case the fact that the victim was bumped out of seat 1A indicates that it was not accidental. The fact that the “first person on the waiting list” happened to be the ranking member on a House subcommittee that overseas the airline industry taxes credulity. I believe Ms. Simon is going to take this matter up with the House Ethics Committee.

  2. Melponeme_k

    Jackson-Lee will never be labeled a racist. This will be like water off a duck’s back to her.

    United really doesn’t care how much damages they pay. They were screwed either way. If they told Jackson-Lee they had no seat for her, she would have screamed racism and sued. They knew they were going to get hit from the unknown customer as well. But at least now, they dodged the racism brush. That falls on the head of poor Ms. Simon.

    And United doesn’t have to worry about losing money. There are only 3 major airlines now. People have to ride United, American and Delta if they want to go anywhere at all.

  3. Lou

    USA is sick…Whites must fight back. Thanks Elaine for posting.

  4. Oguy

    Give a peasant a title, a million dollars or a uniform, and they’ll become a peasant with a title, a million dollars or a uniform.

  5. KHS71

    Isn’t this the same company that beat up a Asian doctor 6 months or so ago and then literally drug him off the plane. Just asking.

  6. i took four flights on this airline in the past week – there and back again, changing planes each time

    as a breakfast time snack they served stroopwafels from the netherlands – they were delicious

    the complaining passenger doesn’t realize how lucky she was – she was even allowed to ride on the same flight she paid for – she should hope this is the worst thing that happens to her for the rest of the week

    happy new year and prospero ano nuevo

  7. HAHAHA…yes, United is at it again. This woman was lucky they didn’t beat her up and drag her out by her heels. Sheesh.

    Talk about falling apart at the seams! I flew on my first flight in 1956, in a prop plane, American Airlines. We all dressed up like we were going to church and the staff waited on us hand and foot and we kids had a blast. They even let us romp in the aisles and let us watch them cook in the small kitchen (yes, there was a working kitchen and they cooked food!).

    Oh, and the pilots were WWII vets from the Pacific front who talked with the men on the flight about their war experiences.

  8. Melponeme_k

    I remember the kitchens! Lunches and Dinners with real plates and utensils! Supposedly Singapore Airlines still does things the old way.

    On a flight from Alaska to NY, the stewardesses played with me practically the whole trip and I got to run up and down the aisles too.

  9. And pillows and blankets! I remember when we kids got fancy AA pins to wear, for example, and coloring books!

  10. And the seats were big and padded like present first class seats. Boy, it was so comfortable, more leg room, too!

  11. Lou

    Off topic, meanwhile, ankle bracelets?

  12. PFO

    Hello Elaine,

    The take-away [pun intended] from this story is Mrs. Simon’s post @ WaPo – wherein she quotes them as killing the story:

    “. . . because there’s too much ambiguity about what happened.”

    Well thank gawd – WaPo has finally admitted their complete incompetence for investigative reporting!

    I await with bated-breath their announcement of finally killing the ‘Russians stole our Czarina” story for galactic ambiguity!

    Living in old Yugoslavia at the turn of the century, a friend used to point out all the old communist apparatchiks in Church – saying they just dressed in Gucci and sit in the front row like nothing changed. He also noted that many prayed for them but, nobody talked to them or associated with them in any way, so they were sad, lonely people.

    Americans can take a cue from this situation and simply do the same to the status-quo nazis & cheer-leaders in our gulag. They’ll eventually get lonely, apologize and return to society.

    Stay in there and pitch Darling.


    WoW 2 inches of ‘global warming’ on the Anacostia river here in the District of Columbia this morning. The Canada Geese are skating!

  13. It snowed in Florida yesterday!

  14. Lou

    people freezing to death in UK

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