Passengers: Flight attendant refused to hang Army Ranger's uniform jacket

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Passengers onboard a U.S. Airways flight from Portland, Oregon to Charlotte were outraged after they said a flight attendant mistreated an Army Ranger Thursday morning.

They told Channel 9 that First Sergeant Albert Marle asked a flight attendant if he could hang up his uniform jacket to keep it from getting wrinkled. That flight attendant said the service is available only to first class passengers and refused to let other passengers, who volunteered, to switch seats with him.

Those on the flight claimed the flight attendant even yelled at passengers who tried to ask other attendants.

"When he asked if he could hang his coat up to keep from getting wrinkled, he had a chest full of medals -- many deployments. All she had to say was, 'Yes,'" said Cliff Autrey, who was on the plane.

Autrey said he's a top-tier member of the frequent flier program but is considering switching.

He said eventually, another flight attendant hung up the ranger's coat.

Channel 9 has reached out to the airline. US Airways did respond to the incident via their official Twitter account.