[nfbwatlk] NFB Cane-Related Airlines Incident
mjc59 at comcast.net
Tue Mar 24 15:53:15 UTC 2015
Please do call me when you get home. You have our full support. I have an idea about why they removed you from the flight but we’ll talk about it when you call. This incident is illegal and unconscionable,
> On Mar 23, 2015, at 8:31 PM, Oswal via nfbwatlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi Marci, just wanted you to know that I was asked to leave the Alaska
> Airlines flight 667 from Dallas to Seattle this evening because of the NFB
> I had stored away the cane by the window seat but before the plane would
> take off, one of the crew member, Byron, asked me to hand over the cane for
> safety reasons.
> I gave him the cane but asked for his name. He gave me his name but it
> bothered him and he brought a second staff member to speak to me. I told him
> that I have already given the cane. He told me that I had asked for their
> names; therefore, they are going to take me off the plane. I assume that
> they were looking for an apology from me for having asked their names.
> After I got off the plane with my two younger boys, Byron followed me to
> the gate and told me that he would like to resolve the issue. I told him
> that I want to get home this evening but now I can't because he has taken
> me off the last flight of the day to Seattle.
> He told me that he could book me on the American Airlines flight next
> morning. I told him that I can take care of it myself.
> I did later get seats on the morning American Airlines flight for
> tomorrow, and we are staying at Wyndham overnight.
> Talk to you more when I get in tomorrow,
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