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Joan and Robert Vanderhorst say the boy, Bede, was set to fly with them from Newark, New Jersey, to Los Angeles on Sunday when the pilot told them the boy could not fly.
"The young man was agitated and running around the gate area prior to boarding," American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said in a written statement. "Our pilot noticed and asked a customer service manager to talk to the family to see if we could help him calm down and get better acclimated to the situation. That effort was ultimately unsuccessful."
Originally posted by DragonRain311
People with down syndrome have an extra chromosome in their genes, which technically does not make them human anyway.
I'm just going to say that SO FAR (again, without knowing how the boy was acting prior) it does seem more like the airline just didn't want him sitting with the other high paying first class folks because they didn't want to get any complaints.
American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said the disabled boy was agitated and running around the gate area prior to boarding, which his parents dispute. The airplane’s pilot observed the boy, Miller said, and made the call based on his behavior.