A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn't want the seat. The seat was next to a black man.
Disgusted, the woman immediately summoned the flight
attendant and demanded a new seat. The woman said "I cannot sit here
next to this black man." The flight attendant said "Let me see if I can
find another seat." After checking, the flight attendant returned and
stated "Ma'am, there are no more seats in economy, but I will check with
the captain and see if there is something in first class." About 10
minutes went by and the flight attendant returned and stated "The
captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, but there
is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person
from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of
scandal to force a person to sit next to an UNPLEASANT person, the
captain agreed to make the switch to first class.
" Before the woman
could say anything, the attendant gestured to the black man and said,
"Therefore sir, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we
would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain
doesn't want you to sit next to an unpleasant person." Passengers in the
seats nearby began to applause while some gave a standing ovation.