Woman claims kicked off flight for no underwear

The News Leader

July 22, 2011 12:27:49 PM PDT
A female passenger is now suing JetBlue airways, claiming she was kicked off a plane in a bizarre encounter with an employee.

Malinda Knowles says her flight to Florida was poised for take off from LaGuardia Airport on July 13th.

That's when she says a JetBlue employee put a walkie talkie between her legs, accused her of not wearing underwear and escorted her off the flight.

Knowles says she was taken to a hanger where she proved she met the dress code.

But once back on the plane, the same employee insisted the pilot would not fly her and again she was booted off.

JetBlue refused to comment to Eyewitness News while the suit is currently in litigation.