The man, who has not been named, asked two passengers in traditional Pakistani clothes if they had a bomb, CBS station KHOU reported.
When they didn’t hear him ― or tried to ignore him ― he repeated the question, prompting several other passengers to complain to the flight crew, one of those passengers told the station.
He then spoke to someone sitting behind him, who was traveling with a passenger of Indian descent.
“The person ahead of us turned around and asked where my boyfriend was from. My boyfriend said, ‘It’s none of your business,’” the passenger told KHOU. “At that point, he said all illegals and all foreigners need to leave the country.”
Footage from the plane shows him complaining about “illegals” and then being asked to leave by a flight attendant. A woman traveling with him was also removed from the plane.
She gave passengers the finger.
“This is not Trump’s America,” the woman filming him said. “Goodbye, racist!”
The man replied: “Hey, I’ll come back. You’ll be gone.”
He did not come back.
United Airlines spokesman Jonathan Guerin told The Washington Post:
“We removed two passengers for making others feel uncomfortable on the flight and for saying some inappropriate things to customers on the flight. Most customers appreciate a place where they feel safe and where they’re not going to be attacked and we want to provide that.”
He said the two passengers were placed on a later flight.
(h/t Raw Story)