No. 22-10686.

83 F.4th 1006 (2023)

Issam ABDALLAH; Abderraouf Alkhawaldeh, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. MESA AIR GROUP, INCORPORATED, a Nevada Domestic Corporation; Mesa Airlines, Incorporated, a Nevada Corporation, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

FILED October 13, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lena F. Masri , Hannah Mullen , Justin Sadowsky , Council on American-Islamic Relations, Washington, DC, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Steven Dominic Sanfelippo , Michael Ross Cunningham, Esq. , Bryan Scott David , Cunningham Swaim, L.L.P., Dallas, TX, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before King, Smith, and Elrod, Circuit Judges.

On an otherwise-ordinary Mesa Airlines flight from Birmingham to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, a flight attendant grew concerned about two passengers: plaintiffs Issam Abdallah and Abderraouf Alkhawaldeh. She alerted the pilot, who, despite the reassurance of security officers, delayed takeoff until the...

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