Flight Crew Denies Passenger Because Of Profile

An Iranian-American member of the Dallas Plan Commission was barred from boarding a Virgin America flight from New York to Dallas because the captain and crew “didn’t feel comfortable” with him on the aircraft.

The would-be passenger says he hopes that Virgin’s actions weren’t the result of his race. The carrier has apologized for the “misunderstanding” and offered him two tickets on future flights. The real winner in the whole incident might be American Airlines.

ABC’s Jim Ryan is in Dallas.