Uchenna says gate agent “was compelled to call the pilot” because she’d lied to them.

Uchenna says gate agent “was compelled to call the pilot” because she’d lied to them.
Not that this will shut the conspiracy theorists up, but here is perhaps the final word on The Amazing Race 6‘s plane-related controversy. Uchenna and Joyce talked to 96X’s BJ and Shannon (how many BJ’s work in radio? just curious) via phone. Their 17-minute interview is on the station’s site, and provides more insight into the mystery of the American Airlines plane.

First, Joyce reminds us that this exact same thing happened earlier this season, when a smaller plane “re-opened the doors to let Rob and Amber on.” So, it’s nothing new. Second, Uchenna says that Rob “told the ticket agent not to tell us about that flight.”

Then, when Uchenna and Joyce got to the gate, they found “that same ticket agent who had lied to us and said there was no flight. They didn’t air the fact that I yelled out, at the top of my lungs, ‘You lied to us.’ So she was the one that was compelled to call the pilot because, okay, there’s cameras everywhere, she’s standing there having just lied to me telling me that there was no flight.” Joyce adds, “And it looks like, you know, would American Airlines lie to the passengers?”

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