[nfbwatlk] Fw: Blind man kicked off plane

Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR) Bennett.Prows at HHS.GOV
Thu Nov 21 17:43:19 UTC 2013

Albert and listers,

This is kind of amazing to me as well.  All the passengers got off the plane, because they realized the dog wasn't a problem, and they felt the man had been treated wrongly. The media didn't fully report the actual happenstance, but they were glad that the people on the plane reacted the way they did. Unfortunately, the airline probably didn't refund anyone's fare, which should happen. The decision to leave the plane was probably pretty costly for some of the passengers. I think this shows some understanding of the rules governing a dog guide, that the airlines apparently don't, or won't  understand.  The fact that a lady gave up her seat, and probably moved is also interesting. At least, judging by the story and the facts as presented, I am impressed, think Albert should file a complaint, and share any monetary settlement with the other passengers if they are findable.


Bennett Prows

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Albert Sanchez
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 6:23 AM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: [nfbwatlk] Fw: Blind man kicked off plane

Hi List!
A friend of ours, (not blind), sent me a message with the below link to a news story about a blind person who was removed from a flight from Philly to New York City because his dog guide would not stay under his seat. As a  former dog guide user I have made up my mind on this but, since I know that this list has several former users and some current users of dog guides I am forwarding this to get some discussion going, what do you think?
Albert Sanchez
(who also had a furry friend named Jake)!
PS. The link takes a while to load, so be patient.
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 10:07 AM
Subject: Blind man kicked off plane

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