CHICAGO, IL (KTRK) -- A United Airlines spokesman says a Shuttle America flight attendant "will no longer serve United customers" following an investigation into a Muslim chaplain's complaint of discriminatory treatment during a flight.
In an email Wednesday to The Associated Press, United spokesman Charles Hobart said the airline "does not tolerate behavior that is discriminatory - or that appears to be discriminatory - against our customers or employees."
Northwestern University chaplain Tahera Ahmad says a flight attendant declined her request for an unopened can of soda because it could be used as a weapon. The flight was operated by Shuttle America for United.
Hobart says United's "customer-facing employees undergo annual and recurrent customer service training, which includes lessons in cultural awareness." He says United will "continue to work with all of our partners" on cultural awareness.
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