Instagram 'belfie queen' Jen Selter kicked off American Airlines flight after furious row with staff
Instagram fitness model Jen Selter was kicked off a New York-bound American Airlines flight on Saturday after she got into an argument with a flight attendant — and showed video footage of her experience online.
Instagram star Jen Selter was kicked off an American Airlines flight after she had a heated altercation with a flight attendant and pilot of the aircraft.
The 24-year-old "belfie" star from New York has over 11.7 million followers on Instagram and also works as a social media influencer for many upcoming companies and models.
Selter was scheduled to fly from Miami to New York on January 28 and was accompanied by her sister on the flight.
The aforementioned plane was delayed for more than two hours, after which Selter took off her jacket and stood up to stretch.
This led to a male flight attendant advising her to sit down and this did not sit right with Selter who was already exhausted from sitting in the plane for so long.
“The plane wasn’t taking off. I told him to relax. But he had something against me,” Selter told The New York Post.
Just like that, 5 cops coming at me. Worst experience American Air ✌🏼 pic.twitter.com/1LY1NrAQ3k— Jen Selter (@JenSelter) 28 January 2018
The heated argument continued and ultimately the flight attendant curtly asked Selter if she wanted to be kicked out of the aircraft. In response, selter sarcastically said yes.
The attendant then complained to the pilot about the issue; the pilot then informed law enforcement officers about the same.
“All of a sudden five cops came up,” she said. “I was literally getting attacked.”
After the police arrived on the delayed plane, Selter began to record the fiasco on her cellphone.
“American Airlines calls the shots. They don’t want you to fly on their plane today," a police officer can be heard telling Selter in one of the videos she posted on her Twitter account.
Selter also posted a video in which she spoke to another passenger who allegedly decided to get off the plane on her own citing the way American Airlines treated its passengers in an uncomfortable situation created by themselves.
The said passenger, said Selter, “was just standing because [Selter’s sister] and the other passenger went to the bathroom. And then one of the crew members, he just came and started shouting at her, harassing her, it was really bad.”
"Here is a video of an innocent passenger who on her own decided to get off the plane based on how badly @AmericanAir treated us all," she said. "The girl in the video says that the cabin crew were shouting and harassing her after her and her sister got up to go to the bathroom."
In another video, a passenger was heard telling the flight attendant: “I don’t understand this, you harassing her. You harassing her. You came from all the way over there. … Why you being aggressive?”
Having said that, Selter has taken a vow to not book a single flight with American Airlines in the future, owing to her experience with the cabin crew and officials.
“It was humiliating,” she said. “They made me feel like a terrible person, and I did nothing wrong.”
I did nothing wrong but got kicked off the plane. pic.twitter.com/XE2Q35dghm— Jen Selter (@JenSelter) 28 January 2018
American Airlines tried to exercise some damage control and made offers to the Instagram star to compensate for her experience. She told The Independent:
A spokesperson for American Airlines said, “Ms Selter was asked to leave the aircraft after a disagreement occurred Saturday night at Miami International Airport (MIA)."
“American offered her hotel accommodations and transportation, which she declined. She flew on American Sunday morning back to New York (LGA) - arriving around 8.30am ET yesterday [January 28] morning," the spokesperson added.
Selter is known to post photos of her toned body on social media, thereby garnering millions of followers who look up to her as an inspiration for changing their lives.
Selter is also famous for posting bikini-clad images of her butt, her workouts, and her curvy physique has earned her the title of "belfie queen" by her followers.
You can follow her instagram HERE.
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