A family of three from Detroit was attempting to return home from their vacation in Miami last week when they were allegedly booted from their flight.

Yossi Adler was already aboard the American Airlines flight with his wife and 19-month-old daughter when they were asked to return to the gate, according to WPLG.

As soon as the family got off the plane, they were informed that they wouldn’t be allowed to get back on, Adler said:

“All of a sudden, as soon as they took us off, they closed the gate and then they said, ‘Sorry, sir, some people complained you had body odor and we’re not letting you back on.'”

The 37-year-old father denied that they had body odor and told the Washington Post that they were  “humiliated” and “frustrated.”

In a cellphone video taken by the family, Adler told an airline employee:

“We don’t have odor, OK? Nobody here has odor.”

American Airlines provided the family of three with a hotel and rebooked their flight for the next day.

The family was allegedly told that their luggage would be taken off the plane, but it was flown to Detroit without them.

They were only left with the clothes that they had for the night and didn’t have access to items needed for their toddler. Adler said:

“They have our car seat, stroller, everything.”

The dad said they asked other people in the airport if they smelled and were told that they didn’t.

However, the airlines said in a statement that passengers aboard the family’s flight had complaints. An American Airlines spokesperson told WPLG:

“Mr. Adler and his wife were removed from the flight when several passengers complained about their body odor.”

Crew members and airport staff were also concerned by the family’s alleged body odor, according to American Airlines.

But the father told the Washington Post that he believes anti-semitism is the real reason they were removed from the plane because they are Jewish. He said:

“Obviously, there was a reason. But I think it was an anti-Semitic reason. Even if it wasn’t, they were anti-Semitic afterward.”

American Airlines said that staff wasn’t aware that the family was Jewish. Adler and his family flew home to Detroit the following day and were reunited with their luggage.

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14 Replies to “Family With Toddler Was Kicked Off Flight Due to ‘Body Odor’ and Left Without Stroller or Car Seat”

  • Laura 2 years ago

    What would they not bathe? Is that a religious belief?

  • Betty A. 2 years ago

    Not being there who can say what really happened But it does sound bad if most of the plane complained and I doubt it was for the reason the family said. But they should haved gotten their baby’s things and their luggage. Guess they did not want to wait to take it off the plane.

    Years ago, at my kids school, a family sat next to us that apparently had no water on their place and had to carry it in. This was in a mountain community. Let me just say it was not a good experience.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    If the BO was bad enough to literally be thrown off a plane, someone was definitely telling a whopper! The people who this couple asked if they had BO at the airport probably didn’t want to face being confronted by the couple, so they lied to save face. And you have to do MORE than just shower. You have to use soap to get rid of the bacteria that cause odor, AND you have to use a deodorant/antiperspirant. I never read anywhere in any of the articles that I have read, that they ever used soap when they showered OR used deodorant.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I hope they sue the airlines even though Even though they can’t get them a room and meals it was unacceptable!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I hope they sue the airlines even though Even though they got them a room and meals it was unacceptable!

  • Vivian Broadhead 2 years ago

    I’m curious how long the flight was going to be and if there were people on the flight who didn’t want a baby on the flight. While most people will say they have no problem with children that is not true in an airline flight. I’ve watched people waiting who roll their eyes at people who comes to the waiting area with babies and heard commentary such as,”this is gonna be a fun trip,” delivered dripping in sarcasm as well as other less friendly comments aimed at parents with babies. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the reason for the complaints- to get the baby off the flight. It is possible they had body odor but we will never know. I’d go after the airline if I thought and felt the ejection was not warranted. I’d go after the passengers who lodged complaints and the onboard staff just to make the point that this type of behavior has consequences beyond getting your way on a flight.

    • Judy 2 years ago

      Coming home from Hawaii, while waiting to take off, a man on our American Airlines flight was using a pumice stone on his bare feet, which really grossed me out. He did not get thrown off, but should have been asked to discontinue his personal grooming, as skin was flying everywhere in the enclosed space. AA should have helped them more, providing everything that child needed. Additionally, if there was an odor issue, they needed some new clothes to avoid same problem the next day, which AA should also spring for. Hard to know what really happened, as only a few people know the true story, but it all sounds pretty lame.

    • Judy 2 years ago

      I prayed that the child screaming in the airport lounge for over an hour would not be on our flight. You know his seat was right behind mine. He continued having a screaming fit for the entire time we were waiting to take off. God heard and answered my prayer. The parents were not seated together, so the child was moved to sit with his mom. Dad stayed behind us and it was an ok trip. Flights are not enjoyable so much anymore, but if you want to travel to certain destinations, it is the only option. It’s not just screaming babies and people with odors. The drunks, people who are sick, hacking and sneezing everywhere without wearing a mask, and my all time unfavorite, the guy in our row using a pumice stone on his bare feet, while we were waiting to take off. When did people start acting like escapees from the zoo, and being so rude, in general. I believe it was the same time as people started going to the bank in pajamas and flip-flops. Get some self-respect and we will all breathe easier.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Perhaps the child had a dirty diaper?

  • Martha Wagner 2 years ago

    Maybe they did stink u cannot smell your own body odor.

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  • Tina 2 years ago

    I think that is just wrong. Whether the family had or didn’t have a body odor shouldn’t matter, they shouldn’t have been kicked off their flight. It’s as wrong as when larger people are kicked off their flight for being told they’re overweight and need to purchase two tickets. It’s harassment,adults being bullied by other adults, Then we wonder why the kids can be so mean to bully others.
    I’m sorry y’all were kicked off your flight.

  • Judy 2 years ago

    Coming home from Hawaii, while waiting to take off, a man on our American Airlines flight was using a pumice stone on his bare feet, which really grossed me out. He did not get thrown off, but should have been asked to discontinue his personal grooming, as skin was flying everywhere in the enclosed space. AA should have helped them more, providing everything that child needed. Additionally, if there was an odor issue, they needed some new clothes to avoid same problem the next day, which AA should also spring for. Hard to know what really happened, as only a few people know the true story, but it all sounds pretty lame.

  • Richard Rodriguez 2 years ago

    First thing’s first , Always take a shower before you arrive at the airport. Second thing , Make sure that your wearing body odor when you drying off from a shower. Third thing , Take a shower doesn’t hurt at first so your body can feel relaxed after long air flight that is so long and boring as hell.

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