Passenger Gets The Last Laugh After Having Her Seat Overtaken By Rep. Jackson Lee

United Airlines made headlines this past week after a woman accused the airline of forfeiting her first-class seat to congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, without authorization. United claims the passenger cancelled her reservation, which the passenger denies, and was placed in an economy seat instead, according to the Houston Chronicle per New York Daily News

The situation escalated after the outraged passenger, who has been identified as Jean-Marie Simon, took a photo of Jackson Lee in her seat as proof of what happened. As a result, staff threatened to remove her from the flight. The airline soon was forced to back-peddle on their actions after the story went viral.

According to a report by New York Daily News, United Airlines looked more into the matter. United apologized for how it panned out and has since issued a $500 travel voucher to the passenger, Jean-Marie Simon.

As for Jackson Lee, she has since defended herself and said she did not ask for anything “out of the ordinary” to overtake Simon’s seat and blames the fallout of the matter on racism.

As per Daily Mail, Jackson Lee made the following statement:

“Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice.”

Sheila Jackson Lee Sitting in Jean-Marie Simon’s Seat on United Airlines Flight. (Facebook)

Simon (the passenger), however, gave a different account and it seems unrelated to racism.  She just simply felt wronged. She told the Houston Chronicle:

“It’s just impossible to suspend disbelief and swallow that story that I canceled my flight.”

Simon also gave her account of the incident on her Facebook page, as can be seen below:

Jean-Marie Simon Facebook Post

Luckily, this has all been reviewed and in the end, the airline did the right thing and admitted fault. You can’t help to wonder, though, if Sheila Jackson Lee somehow connived her way into that seat. Afterall, there were several tweets that have come out and suggest this isn’t the first time Jackson Lee has been involved in something like this, per The Daily Mail.

Do you think Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee had anything to do with Simon’s seat being overtaken? Comment your thoughts below and please Share this article!

Main Article Image: Simon Facebook Photos, Dagger News Compilation

16 Comments on "Passenger Gets The Last Laugh After Having Her Seat Overtaken By Rep. Jackson Lee"

  1. John Sokol Jr | December 26, 2017 at 4:07 AM |

    Yes I believe she makes a practices of this to get attention she flyes many times

  2. If her seat was paid for and reserved, no one of color or white should have taken her seat. Our money is the same as anyone else’S. Ignorance on the hostess and the congresswoman. Never heard of her, by the way.

  3. Of course Jackson-Lee took her seat. She thinks she is entitled!

  4. I totally believe that the politician had something to do with the woman losing her seat that she had paid for. As for racism, blacks always use the race card. Race was only mentioned by this black Democrat Politician. Would you expect anything else from them ?

  5. James Turner | December 26, 2017 at 9:39 AM |

    How about quit calling the race card. Sick of it,sick of her and tired of the airlines and there business practices.

  6. Im sure she felt she was entitled to that seat. #Black Privilege

  7. Terry Campbell | December 26, 2017 at 11:32 AM |

    This individual used her color and job as reason to take that seat. It was also indicated that she found one of her own to help. Then when it is brought into public view, she plays the race card. Am curious how she would use the race card if Simmons were also black! that’s their answer to everything. Get cought at something, use 5he race card. You’re soooo innocent. You poor thing.

  8. David Leonard | December 26, 2017 at 11:47 AM |

    Sheila Jackson Lee is one of the largest embarrassments Texas must endure. Because her district has been so gerrymandered, there is little hope she’ll ever be voted out. Get used to being bullied by this overentitled, corrupt and dispeptic musk ox.

  9. Annette broglia | December 26, 2017 at 12:13 PM |

    This racist bitch should be banned from first class and thrown out of office she’s a lowlife

  10. Can you imagine the outcry if it had been a BLACK passenger being ousted for a WHITE Congress woman????

  11. Why the race card. Just because someone calls you a bitch doesn’t make it racist. It just say as a person you are an ASSHOLE!!!!!

  12. gary godfrey | December 28, 2017 at 4:03 AM |

    Soon as the “race” card was pulled, guilt was confirmed.

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  15. TiredofStupidity | January 2, 2018 at 6:58 AM |

    Can’t believe she wasn’t smiling for the’s common knowledge here in Houston that if there’s a camera rolling, Sheila will be there front and center even if they’re just talking about dog paw cream…she’ll be there.

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