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Airline Boots Blind Man After Service Dog Leaves Seat!

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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 12:22 PM
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This makes me sick! You more and more about services not allowing people with service dogs doing this or that or going into public buildings.



A passenger who is blind says he and his service dog were kicked off a plane at Philadelphia International Airport after his dog left his seat. He wound up making the journey on the ground instead, joined by other passengers from the plane.



www.nbcconnecticut.com...




posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 05:07 PM
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Actually whats most amazing about this story is the the other passengers stood up for the disabled man and his service dog. The pilot in response then threw everyone off the plane and effectively cancelled the flight. If you recall there were a couple of instances in France where the majority of passengers of individual flights that disagreed, as a mob, with the particular airlines policy or performance and in some cases the airline compensated them. Funny the contrast, in America you call the airline employee out on its mistake and they kick EVERYONE off the plane as a result. Good to see the people are starting to stand up for themselves a little against corporate zero tolerance polices, but we shouldn't be surprised when the airlines retaliate down the road by criminalizing such behavior. They surely don't want us plebes calling them out on hypocrisy or illegal actions of their employees in public spaces. One day we will all be treated just like the lady who questioned the McDonald CEO in a public space and was swiftly arrested
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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 07:58 PM
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The law is very clear about service animals. Problem is in most states there is no certification required for service animals other than they cannot be pit bulls.

You are legally only allowed to ask 2 questions, and if the animal becomes a disruption you have the right to ask that the dog be removed, although you cannot deny them entry or service in the future due to having a service animal regardless of what the animal did in past instances.

In t his case the animal was not being obstructive to the operation of the aircraft thus he should not have been booted. You have to have a fair amount of leeway when it comes to service animals because a true to life service animal isn't just going to go wandering around. They stay by their owners generally all the time as they are trained to take their cues from that owner.



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