A passenger on a United Airlines flight from Houston to Washington, D.C., accused the airline of giving her first-class seat to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. Jean-Marie Simon, 63, said she purchased her flight for the last leg of her trip from Guatemala to Washington on Dec. 3 with 140,000 airline miles, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday. When she attempted to board her flight on Dec. 18, she was informed her seat had been sold, and she was given a $500 voucher and re-seated in Economy Plus. The congresswoman, in turn, said it appeared the passenger targeted her "because I was an African-American woman." http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/w...ss-seat-to-sheila-jackson-lee/article/2644329 Woman gets bumped off her seat and Lee calls her a racist for complaining.