Woman Slams Southwest Airlines Desk Staff After Being Asked For Proof That Her Biracial Son Is Hers
June 1, 2018 11:20
Travelling with children can be a dramatic experience for parents. But for University of California Head Coach, Lindsay Gottlieb, a recent trip with Southwestern Airlines left her with a sour taste in her mouth for all the wrong reasons.
While boarding a flight from Denver to Oakland with her 1-year-old son, Gottlieb said she was stopped from boarding by a desk agent who insisted she prove the child was hers. According to a tweet shared by Gottlieb, the reason given was that the baby had a different last name from her.
@SouthwestAir I’m appalled that after approx 50 times flying with my 1 year old son, ticket counter personnel told me I had to “prove” that he was my son, despite having his passport. She said because we have different last name. My guess is because he has a different skin color.— Lindsay Gottlieb (@CalCoachG) May 28, 2018