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Airline removes family from aircraft after fellow passengers complained that family’s body odor was too much to bear


So much for decorum?

Image source: ABC News video screenshot

American Airlines ejected a Michigan family from an airplane in Miami on Wednesday after several passengers complained of the family's purported body odor.

What are the details?

Yossi and Jennie Adler, as well as their 19-month-old daughter, were heading home from Miami International Airport when an airline agent escorted them off the plane.

Yossi told WPLG-TV, however, that he and his family have no body odor of which to speak.

The family is now demanding to know the real reason behind their ejection.

"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,'" he told the station. "There is no body odor that we have. There's nothing wrong with us. I want them to own up to what really happened and to tell me the truth."

Jennie said that she approached several people in the airport and asked them to give a smell test.

"We stopped several people in the airport and, it's embarrassing," she said, "but we asked them, 'Do you think we smell? Because we just got kicked off a plane for smelling.'"

The airline reportedly told the family that their luggage would be removed from the plane, but according to the family, it was not.

"They [had] our car seat, stroller, everything," Jennie explained.

What happened next?

The family was able to fly from Miami to Detroit on Thursday. Needless to say, they were unable to change their clothes, since they were forced to leave the aircraft — and the airport — without their luggage in tow.

American Airlines issued a statement to the Detroit Free Press, which said, "The Adler family were asked to deplane last night after several passengers, along with our crew members, complained about their body odor."

"The family were provided travel accommodations and meals, and rebooked on a flight to Detroit today," the statement added.

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