American Airlines charges woman ‘African American’ service fee


Kyetra Bryant from Charlotte, S.C. wants an explanation from American Airlines regarding a racially insensitive bank charge.

As Bryant and her boyfriend were traveling out of Charlotte Douglas Airport on Thanksgiving Day, they checked in with American Airlines, and checked-in luggage without incident. But when she reviewed her bank statement that Saturday, she found a peculiar charge: “African American, African service charge.”


“I said hmmm, ‘African American, African service charge.’ It was just on my cell phone because I was looking at my banking app. I’m like ‘what is this?’” she explained.

Fox 46 reported that Bryant wasted no time contacting the airlines to get to the bottom of the matter, but couldn’t get any answers from the service representative.</