Kosher Carry-On Sparks Complaints

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Passenger complaints about airline food usually fall on deaf ears but when a pilot and flight attendant joined the chorus about a Columbus family’s choice of carry-on cuisine, it raised a big stink. Robert Blum told The Associated Press that a pilot and flight attendant threatened to throw him and his family off the United Air Lines flight from Denver to Columbus if they didn’t get rid of the kosher fish dinner they were enjoying. Other passengers had apparently complained about the smell (remember, those vents just recirculate the air) and the crew members sided with them. Blum said he and his family, Orthodox Jews, were humiliated by the incident and called it a case of discrimination. The airline is apologizing to the Blums but it’s not clear whether it will discipline the crew members for their “inappropriate” behavior.