Greensboro Reporter Gets Kicked Off Flight on Her Birthday

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

It wasn’t the best birthday for Spectrum New Triad reporter Asal Rezaei.

She was trying to catch a flight on Southwest when someone reported that she looked “out of it.”

“Longtime loyal ⁦‪@SouthwestAir‬⁩ flyer but thanks 4 kicking me off my flight bc someone said I looked ‘out of it’. I have severe flight anxiety & have to take meds before boarding. Apparently that doesn’t matter & still made me get off the flight & now I can’t get a flight til 2maro,” she said in a Tweet.


Rezaei said she eventually got on a flight later that night.