Kandi Burruss Kicked Off Flight to Hawaii While Filming RHOA


According to RHOA star Kandi Burruss, she and husband, Todd Tucker, were asked to leave an Hawaiian Airlines flight last week. She spoke about the incident on her Instagram account.

“Never ride Hawaiian Airlines, they just kicked us off of the plane for absolutely no reason,” she said in a video filmed right outside the plane’s door. “It’s ridiculous. I was sitting in my seat [and] their people came and said that our seat wasn’t registering. So they took our ticket and walked off the plane. But my ticket had my baggage stub on the back so when the other guy came and plane started rolling off, I said, ‘Hey, he never brought us our ticket back. It has our baggage claim stub on it.’ And so they went and called, and they came back and was like, ‘Well, the pilot decided he wanted to kick us off the plane because we caused so much commotion.’ I didn’t even say anything.”

#HawaiianAirlines just kicked us off for no reason. This was so crazy & random! We were sitting in our seat & the gate ticketer came on & asked to see my ticket because it wasn’t showing up in their system. I gave him my ticket but it had our baggage claim checks on the back. He never brought it back & the plane started rolling off. I asked the flight attendant where was my ticket & told him I needed the baggage claim ticket just in case my bags didn’t make the flight. The flight attendant left & came back & said the pilot was calling to check & then the next thing I know this lady comes on the plane & said she needed Todd & I to get off the plane because we caused some sort of commotion… Really???? I barely said a word to that flight attendant. Everybody sitting around us was like what are they talking about! This shit is crazy.

A video posted by Kandi Burruss (@kandiburruss) on


A photo posted by peterthomasrhoa (@peterthomasrhoa) on

Later, Kandi told People that she was kicked off due to a mistake in the airline’s system. “I am still appalled at how poorly we were treated due to an error on their part,” she said.

What we aren’t sure of is why Peter Thomas tagged himself sitting next to the couple on the plane? “@kandiburruss @todd167 NOT HAPPY WITH THE BULLS*** THAT JUST HAPPEN…..” he wrote.

Photo Credit: Bravo


27 Replies to “Kandi Burruss Kicked Off Flight to Hawaii While Filming RHOA”

    1. Amy, why should it be racial? I just assumed it was that they were being obnoxious. I find Kandi getting worse and worse each year, morphing into Mamma Joyce.

    2. White people never will. You can’t ever let a person tell their experience and it make White people look as racist as they are and its taken lightly. Who cares what you think @Amy. Atlanta has the busiest Airport in the world,so why the fuck would checking a ticket be a reason to rightfully throw a couple off a flight they paid for. I’ve seen cast from many other franchises actually fight on the flight and at the airport and nothing is said or done. The racism is here to stay in the Good ol US of A……

      1. Ok calm down buddy. I don’t want bunk Amy meant it that way. She just made a general comment and I think you read way too much into it

      2. It’s a sad world we are living in today. Instead of moving forward. People are moving further back. I truly have to agree, it does seem like a racists move. Why, make up an excuse like the one the airlines used, when they truly where feeling some kinda of way about Todd,and Khandi. Explanation is truly warranted here. These airlines are going overboard with their madness. First it was the Napa Wine train, now this. Nothing surprise me these days. It’s getting worse than 40s thru the 60s. In the words of the late “Rodney King” Can we all just get along?

        1. Really Diane? You knew the airline felt a certain way about Kandi & Todd? You know no such thing. Repeating hateful lies does not serve anything but your agenda for victimhood.

    3. Well they probably wouldn’t if comments like this weren’t posted lighting matches to start fires. It was’t racially motivated. Both sides have said there was a computer mistake in the system regarding their tickets. Leave it at that.

      1. I agree Bon Vivant. All the facts should be explored before claiming something was or was not racially motivated. It’s a very dangerous accusation and one that should not be taken lightly. As you mentioned, it lights fires in people and sometimes unnecessarily causes an even greater divide than what already exists.

        1. And to make it clear, my comment was for Apple. It is neither wise nor just to pre-suppose or accuse a group of people as to how they are going to react using language regarding such a contentious, divisive topic , and especially given the explosive racial climate we’re currently in in America. It’s like throwing gasoline on a smouldering bonfire; and you can’t be surprised if subsequently explodes smack in front of your face. Anyway, I’m done with this, moving on swiftly to check out the RHoNJ threads…what a mess Jacqueline Laurita has become.

          1. You must have read ATlein as “Apple.” Unless you are speaking of a different page and I have missed a different discussion, Apple did not comment on this article anywhere. I know sometimes we read something and see it different than it is, it looks like that word, but is not. I just thought I would point that out in case it was this page you are referring to.

            1. Thanks, 3 D’s: I actually meant AMY: when I’m posting early mornings here I’m often multi-tasking and writing with dual screens, and I tend to skim very fast through comments over many that I skip entirely. We have a lot of “A’s” in the forum here, and I slipped up. The only A here I generally keep on my mental hard drive is Aunt Bee. Didn’t mean ATLien as, if that poster is who I think it is in REAL life, knows very well of what she speaks. Not to blow up anyone’s spot but the person I’m referring to, who may the poster responding to Amy, knows all those girls very well and will have one degree of separation or less from behind the scenes of any and every reality show filming in ATL. Sometimes we can even catch a glimpse of her at some of the events filmed for the show. She’s a trustworthy source with a long, proven track record reporting celeb gossip from inside the fence, so to speak – and being a resident there she will definitely have first hand experience with some of the more unfair practices that can take place. But enough of that, on to farcical things to talk about in other threads! It’s the weekend- hope you’re all having a good one!

    4. We don’t even know if the employees involved were white or black or green for that matter. That said, she shouldn’t have been so cheap and paid the fee to have the bags checked or managed her time better and gotten to the airport early. If she forced the plane back to the gate they should have thrown her off….the world doesn’t revolve her there were other customers aboard who didn’t want to be late for their connections.

    1. I’m right there with you Bee. This story stinks andI am so tired of everyone turning everything into a racial incident. Let’s not forget who Kandi’s mother & aunts are….the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and if Kandi acted anywhere close to how we’ve seen the three sisters act, I’d throw them off the plane too, I don’t care what color they are!! I’d like to hear both sides of the story…as different as the would be.

  1. The probably kick them out bcos of Dwarf big head Todd, i think they should kick Peter Thomas out too. I don’t think Hawaiians can deal with all their horrendous & scary ugliness/fugliness.. My cats are frightened whenever they see Todd’s pic or Peter Thomas’s pic

  2. There’s more to this story than meets the eye. Khandi has not been a role model in past seasons, maybe she behaved like her mother, Joyce.

  3. I am a bit taken aback by some of the comments. Assumptions about racial attacks, assuming flight attendants, etc. are white on a Hawaiian flight, and it all is nuts. It was a ticket issue and someonw went too far with it for some reason. I was not there. I have been to Hawaii though, and a majority of the people there are a mix of races and not pure Hawaiian islander. I was called “haole” there.
    Haole: A word used mainly in Hawaii to describe a white person. Depending on how you say it, it’s either an insult or just a fact…. but it is generally derogatory.

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