The once-friendly skies just keep getting nastier.
A Manhattan socialite whose pals include first daughter Tiffany Trump is suing United Airlines saying she was traveling to London last year when she was yanked out of business class by an attendant, cursed at and ultimately forced into a middle seat in the back of the plane.
Karen Shiboleth, the Instagram-loving daughter of wealthy New York lawyers, was headed to the UK from Newark Liberty International Airport to start a master’s degree program in international relations at Kings College on Sept. 10, 2016.
She’d originally paid $1,500 for a window seat in economy. Then she used American Express points plus $500 in fees to upgrade to an economy plus seat. Finally, when she was at the airport, she upgraded again, forking over an additional $1,150 for business class seat 1B.
The 24-year-old, whose mother was general counsel to Revlon, says she paid the extra money to be near the front of the plane because she was traveling with “heavy luggage and large carry-on bags which contained a significant amount of her personal belongings and valuables.”