CAIR-MI: NWA TO PAY, OFFER APOLOGY TO MUSLIMS DENIED BOARDING
Northwest Airlines will offer an apology and compensation to a group of 40 Muslims who said they were turned away from a U.S.-bound plane in Germany.
The payment will cover "extra flight and hotel costs" incurred after the airline refused to let the group board a Jan. 7 Frankfurt-to-Detroit flight, the Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Wednesday in a prepared statement.
"We welcome Northwest Airlines' apology and offer of limited compensation as a positive step toward addressing the concerns of the Muslim passengers," the group's executive director, Dawud Walid, said in the statement. . .