ALASKA Airlines is under fire after a gay couple were downgraded from its “premium class” to make way for a straight couple.
Passenger David Cooley said he and his partner were moved to economy from their pre-booked premium seats. David, the owner of a bar called The Abbey in West Hollywood, was flying from New York to Los Angeles last Sunday with his partner when they were asked to move so a heterosexual couple could sit together.
He said that he when they explained that they too were a couple, the flight attendant insisted that they moved to economy seats or leave the plane.
David wrote on Facebook: “I have never been so discriminated against while travelling before. “I was removed from an Alaska Airlines flight 1407 from John F. Kennedy International Airport to LAX to give preferential treatment to a straight couple.