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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss is urging folks not to fly Hawaiian Airlines after she claims she and her husband, Todd Tucker, were kicked off a flight for no legitimate reason.
The singer-songwriter and reality-TV star took to Instagram yesterday to give her version of events.
“We were sitting in our seat & the gate ticketer came on & asked to see my ticket because it wasn't showing up in their system. I gave him my ticket but it had our baggage claim checks on the back. He never brought it back & the plane started rolling off,” Burruss wrote.
“I asked the flight attendant where was my ticket & told him I needed the baggage claim ticket just in case my bags didn't make the flight,” she continued. “The flight attendant left & came back & said the pilot was calling to check & then the next thing I know this lady comes on the plane & said she needed Todd & I to get off the plane because we caused some sort of commotion.
“Everybody sitting around us was like what are they talking about!” she wrote. “This [s—t] is crazy.”
In a statement to the New York Daily News, Hawaiian Airlines said that it did not remove Burruss and Tucker from the plane but, rather, allowed them to get off the flight because “an irate member of their party” requested that the plane return to the gate.
The airline said the initial flight was delayed 45-minutes because of the ruckus. They also noted that Kandi, Todd and two other members of their party made the next Hawaiian Air flight to Honolulu.