A forty one year old acting pun intended of Indian decent Sikh was barred from an AeroMexico flight because of his turban. He claims he had to wait in line to board a flight to New York City, New York, while all other passengers boarded. Finally, he tried to board this flight but was then required to assilimate into additional security searches.
This AeroMexico airlines then demanded he remove his Turban, which he replied:
“That is not something that I would do in public. That’s akin to asking someone to take off their clothes.”
After awhile he compromised by claiming he would allow airport insecurity to conduct their security measures in a private room with his turban removed. This compromise was refused by this obviously xenophobic airlines. This prompted an AeroMexico airlines employee to retort with you “need to book another flight.”
Waris, even posted a picture of himself and an AeroMexico ticket as evidence on instagram.com. A public relations clown from AeroMexico confirmed he was removed from this flight. This clown was quoted verbatim concerning this incident with:
"About the situation of passenger Waris Ahluwalia, Aeromexico reports that he was asked to submit to screening and inspection before boarding, in strict compliance with TSA protocol, We have offered the passenger to alternatives to reach his destination as soon as possible. We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused by this incident."
Allegedly, an SSSS code on his ticket indicated he was pre-selected for secondary security screen measures. Security goons at Mexico City International Airport searched his bag, swabbed him for explosives residue, and even patted down his feet. Earlier he was offered to fly first class with this airlines, that is until employees saw what he looked like.
This xenophic airlines never issued a public apology to this man. There solution was to ban him from their airlines, making him seek another flight with a different airlines.