posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:25 AM
Hmmm... misleading headline. He was allowed to fly on the plane, just not in 1st class.
My sister-in-law, whom is down's, flies with us often and sometimes even flies by herself to visit her sister on the other coast. (We get special
passes from the airline to bring her/pick her up at the gate.) She's such a sweety, one of my bestest friends in the world. But if I ever, ever got
to fly first class, I wouldn't want her staring at me and talking the whole time. Because that's what she does, and there ain't no stopping it. Ask
nicely and you might get a minute or so of quiet... but there's nothing you can do about the very intense staring. Watch a movie, go to the circus...
and she'll just watch you and talk the whole time. If you try and get her to watch the show instead of you, she'll stare at you through her fingers
like you can't see her then. I'm certainly not classist, but seriously, anyone flying first class should expect well-behaved fellow passengers. We
probably wouldn't fly first class with her even if we were loaded. But some of her peers would be much better for it than she.
So, If the boy seemed as though he could be disruptive, I agree he should be in coach. But citing security concerns is so stupid you have to wonder if
this really was just idiotic prejudice. Most people are very nice to Tammy and her handicapped friends, but every once in a while we have encountered
ignorant meanies that won't give them a chance. Not sure which really happened with this boy.