15 January 2024: Salt Lake City, Utah

Lisa Archbold is filing a complaint with Delta Air Lines after she was escorted off a flight. In January, Archbold was flying out of Salt Lake City to San Francisco when she says a flight attendant told to her get off the plane after everyone was boarded. “She came to my seat and loudly asked to speak to me in private and escorted me off the plane as though I was a criminal,” Archbold, who identifies as queer said. “I felt it was a spectacle aimed at punishing me for not being a woman the way she thought I should be a woman.” She and her lawyer are calling on the airline to change their policy. “Delta’s contract of carriage says that Delta may remove a passenger when reasonably necessary for the ‘comfort or safety of passengers.’ For example, when ‘the passenger’s conduct, attire, hygiene or odor creates an unreasonable risk of offense or annoyance to other passengers,’” said Archbold. “Please explain how wearing a t-shirt without a bra causes ‘an unreasonable risk of offense or annoyance.’” Archbold has filed an official complaint with the airline and is waiting for a response.