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Frontier forces quadriplegic man off planeFORT COLLINS, Colo. — A quadriplegic Colorado man says he was humiliated after he was forced off a Frontier Airlines plane because a pilot said it wasn't safe for him to fly. (www.msnbc.msn.com) More...
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Sounds like the pilot needs retraining, especially since the passenger has flown with Frontier before. Can't the individual airlines get their acts together? I can see a problem transferring between airlines, but maybe it is time to develop uniformed handicapped regulations for the airlines. Show your "placard/universal airline ID" and you are OK to board, regardless what the pilot thinks!!! The handicapped passenger, like myself, assumes total liability for not being able to deplane in the event of an emergency.
frontier needs to retrain their pilots when it comes to quads as they have the right to travel by plane also
yeah they do Karl, if they're good enough to make the cut...
No one has rights. Rights are fake, made up by people to institute order and structure. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWiBt-pqp0E for George Carlin's opinion.
As "Cynic-537088" said in the comments "The captain has a legal responsibility to all passengers on the airplane. Anyone who cannot evacuate themselves in a crash or whom might impede others should not be allowed to board."
@Ronnie; you are correct in that statement. While the general public might see this instance as one for "retraining", the CA used his final authority and experience as an airline professional to deny boarding. It was more than likely the he/she did not want to impede the safety of others in the event of an emergency. FLying has, and always will be, a privilege in the US.