“Lufthansa says incident not consistent with its policies or values; videos shows airline supervisor saying all Jews barred from flight because a few hadn’t worn masks”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Lufthansa apologizes after report all visibly Jewish passengers barred from flight
JTA/Staff
May 10, 2022

Lufthansa issued on Tuesday an apology after Orthodox Jews complained that all visibly Jewish passengers were thrown off the flight because one group didn’t follow the German carrier’s masking rules. In a video from the incident, a Lufthansa supervisor could be heard saying “everyone has to pay for a couple” and that “it’s Jews coming from JFK. Jewish people who were the mess, who made the problems.” In a statement Tuesday, Lufthansa said that only the “non-compliant guests” should have been prevented from boarding and not the entire group. “Lufthansa regrets the circumstances surrounding the decision to exclude passengers from flight LH 1334 on May 4. Lufthansa sincerely apologizes,” it said. READ MORE

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