Reality TV star Kandi Burruss claims she was kicked off Hawaiian Airlines flight
(Image: Kandi Burruss/Instagram)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
A reality TV star from the Bravo series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is less than impressed with Hawaiian Airlines, describing her sour experience through a social media rant on Instagram.
“Never ride Hawaiian Airlines,” Kandi Burruss said in a video she posted on Instagram. “They just kicked us off of the plane for absolutely no reason, like it’s ridiculous.”
Burruss claimed she, her husband and two friends were tossed off a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to Maui for no reason.
Here’s what she said in her video:
I was sitting in my seat. Their people came and said that our seat wasn't registering or something. So they took out ticket and walked off the plane. But my ticket had the baggage stub on the back. So when the other guy came and the plane started rolling off, I said ‘Hey, he never brought us our ticket back. It has our baggage claim stub on it.’ And so they went and called and they came back and was like, ‘Well, the pilot decided to kick us off the plane because we cause so much commotion.’ I didn’t even say anything.
In response, Hawaiian released this statement about the incident:
According to reports from our crew, our flight attendants attempted to reassure the travelers that their luggage would be ready for pickup when they arrived on Maui. However, the travelers became increasingly irate and at least one member of the Burruss' traveling party requested that the plane return to the gate.
For the safety and comfort of all travelers on board, the captain elected to return to the gate and allow the Burruss party to deplane.
Hawaiian says the group was booked on a later flight.