Prankster claims speaking Arabic got him kicked off Delta flight

'We spoke a different language on the plane and now we're getting kicked out'


MIAMI – Arab-American vlogger Adam Saleh claims Delta Air Lines kicked them out of their flight on Wednesday, because he was speaking to his mom in Arabic. 

Earlier this year, Saleh posted a prank titled "Counting Down in Arabic on a Plane Experiment!" and "Arabs on A Plane." This time he claims it's real. 

Saleh, 23, posted a video on Twitter that he claims was not a prank. The airline reported removing two passengers from a flight from London Heathrow International Airport to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. 

"This is 2016, 2016. Look, Delta Air Lines are kicking us out, because we spoke a different language," Saleh said in the video. "You guys are racist. I cannot believe my eyes."

Delta told The Washington Post that 20 customers expressed their discomfort. By the time the plane landed at JFK on Wednesday afternoon, the hash tag "Boycott Delta" was already trending worldwide and the airline was investigating the incident. 


We got kicked out of a @Delta airplane because I spoke Arabic to my mom on the phone and with my friend slim... WTFFFFFFFF please spread pic.twitter.com/P5dQCE0qos

— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 21, 2016

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