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Woman whose plane seat was given to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee says United has yet to apologize

Woman whose plane seat was given to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee says United has yet to apologize

“United has NOT apologized. Man at call center, answering my form complaint, said he was very sorry, but far from written apology United owes. “

Monday, Professor Jacobson blogged about the plight of Jean-Mario Simon, a woman whose first-class plane ticket was given to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.

Simon claims she had to play hardball to get a voucher for her troubles.

The internet responded with empathy and a heavy heaping of racist accusations.

Simon has spent the better part of the last few days trying to correct the record from her Twitter account.

There are several stories floating around, like this one from the NY Post saying United apologized to Simon. According to Simon, that’s not accurate. She claims United has yet to formally apologize.

True to form, Jackson played the race card:


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I have known Jean Marie Simon since the 1980’s. As a photographer she risked her life to document human rights abuses in war- torn Guatemala for years. She then went to Harvard Law School so that she could learn how to go to bat for these victims.

The fact that Jackson Lee, who knows nothing of Simon or her stellar work in the field of human rights , accused Simon of racism is disturbing and sickening. Jackson Lee has no idea who she is dealling with. She owes my pal Simon an apology ASAP

SJL takes citizen’s first class seat and claims racism when her privilege is questioned. Dog bites (wo)man. Who could have seen that coming? We all know who the actual racist is.

The White guy, sitting next to the uppity Ms. Lee, is probably calling his Travel Agent begging to get off the plane…..

    Mercyneal in reply to SOCIAL VANDAL. | December 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    The “ White guy” is Congressman Ted Poe. He told Jean Marie Simon that he’s observed Lee doing this to passengers routinely and that it was “shameful.”

      fscarn in reply to Mercyneal. | December 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

      I think we have enough evidence to judge the content of SJL’s character.

Reverse Lee and Simon’s roles here and United ends up on list of US companies that went bankrupt in 2017.

Lee only knows one move. Even when she uses her privilege and abuses of power as a US Rep to take from common folk, she still has to cry racism and act the victim.

The original story that I read said that Simon did not know who took her seat until she got on the plane after being kicked off. From the gate where she was arguing with the agent, her seat was not visible. All of this makes sjl claim of racism total nonsense. Why can’t the msm actually print this the way it happened and stop protecting a POS like lee?

Those uppity whites just don’t know their place.

I think the lesson here is that if you use miles to buy a First Class seat, you can get bumped by a paying customer.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to snopercod. | December 26, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    if that is the case, why the shinanagans of United, claiming Simon had cancelled her ticket? Also, SJL – did she actually purchase a ticket in first class, for that specific flight before that day, or was it a case of SJL wanting to get on that flight and demanding it?

    AmandaFitz in reply to snopercod. | December 26, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    DOES SJL actually PAY??? I’d doubt it.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to snopercod. | December 27, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    According to United and all other major Airlines there is no difference between paying with miles or cash.

    Also, I am sure that SJL’s flight was paid for by the taxpayers not her.

Lee has a long history of double and triple booking flights, insisting on “special” treatment, and generally making airlines serve her whims.

United owes this passenger an apology and the return of the miles used to book the seat from which she was bumped.

    alaskabob in reply to tarheelkate. | December 26, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    A drunk Kennedy at a car crash stated that he was going to Congress for a vote and was let totally off the hook. Lee could legally claim the same… as to whether she needed the seat or for convenience wanted it… well we need diversity to find out….

      YellowSnake in reply to alaskabob. | December 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Kennedy is dead and buried. Why don’t you pick something more recent? I am sure Simon wouldn’t want to sit next to Trump wearing a skirt.

        Milhouse in reply to YellowSnake. | December 27, 2017 at 4:44 pm

        Bulldust. Patrick Kennedy is alive and breathing.

        And how do you know whether Simon would welcome a grope from Trump? As he said, women often welcome that sort of thing from powerful men.

          YellowSnake in reply to Milhouse. | December 27, 2017 at 9:55 pm

          So Trump would have you believe. But I doubt many of them wear skirts when they know he might be sitting next to them.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | December 27, 2017 at 11:03 pm

          Trump wasn’t making anything up. It’s very widely known that many women are attracted to powerful men. Hence the phenomenon of groupies.

          YellowSnake in reply to Milhouse. | December 27, 2017 at 11:17 pm

          @Milhouse There are groupies. Then there are women who did not wish to be, nor did they present themselves as groupies – but DJT felt more entitled than SJL ever could.

          Where is the outrage? Oh, wait – he is white and has adopted your politics.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | December 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm

          “There are groupies.” So how do you know she isn’t one of them?

      Milhouse in reply to alaskabob. | December 27, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Alaskabob, there is no question that congressmen are immune from arrest while on their way to or from the Capitol, but they’re not immune from the legal consequences of whatever they do. They can be sued, prosecuted, and even arrested at some later time. Kennedy was escorted home that morning without arrest, but then he was charged and pleaded guilty.

      None of which is relevant to Lee, since there’s no allegation that she did anything that would get someone else arrested.

Washington Examiner today: Sheila Jackson Lee: “Terror of the Skies Since 1995”

Lee is a a pig.

Surprised she’s not trying to root on he .

Sue, baby, sue. Class action.

Investigate Pig Lee’s flying bills and who is paying for them.

Class action

Didn’t the Trump administration just rule that when a contract specifies individual arbitration, there cannot be a class action? She needs the CFPB!

Besides her class would need to be those who bought tickets with miles and were downgraded from 1st class to coach by a black woman taking their seat.

Hold your breath and they will pay..