Another Flight Saved From Words

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by RB, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Man with Tourette Syndrome denied flight after saying "bomb"

    I understand that a person can be disruptive but also understand that some of us have various problems that effects our abiltiy to fit the normal mold, whatever that is.

    I'm thinking the guy should have been allowed to fly if he wasn't being overly loud or disruptive.

    Would ADA give this guy some recourse?
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Maybe, problem is that FAA regs give the PIC (and through him, other crew members) total control of the plane, including the authority to deny boarding to intoxicated or unruly passengers.

    They do need to be held accountable for their decisions. The ones that bother me the most are when middle-eastern people are denied boarding simply because other passengers are uncomfortable with their presence. These prejudices should never be tolerated or allowed to influence the PIC's decisions. The "uncomfortable" passengers should be given an opportunity to get off the plane and pay their change fees.
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I keep hoping for the incident wherein the complaining passengers ask to speak to the captain... who turns out to be of Middle Eastern descent. It'd be poetic.

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