Should the airline company refuse to carry the handicapped people?
Dec 29, 2010 21:31
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A report says that two handicapped people accompanied by a healthy man were refused to board on the plane at Beijing Capital Airport. The airline explained that those handicapped who can not walk are not allowed to take flights and the disabled who can walk should inform the airline 36 hours in advance according to their regulation.

After negotiation, the airline agreed to carry the two disabled but they had to sign a paper, claiming the airline hold no responsibility for them once the accident happens.

In Jan. 2006, a girl’s right foot got injured badly in an accident and she had to be sent to Lanzhou for emergent surgery. However, the airline refused to carry her to Lanzhou. Finally, the girl’s right foot was cut off.

Why can the airline handle these situations flexibly? Should the handicapped be refused to board on the plane?

Jan 13, 2011 07:36
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I think airline can't refuse to take injured and handicap people, because airline not only for normal people, Airline should follow his rules but can't refuse. It is totally unreasonable. Is there is no way to contact court of justice? Airline may set separate seats for extraordinary people.
Apr 23, 2011 08:55
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GUEST12982 In the USA, airlines carry handicapped persons all the time. No problems. It's not even a subject for discussion. I don't know if they make them sign anything.
However, we have another issue: some airlines want and try to charge fat people for 2 seats, since 1 seat is too small for them. The reason: they make flying uncomfortable for their neighbors. Now, this hot issue has gone to court to be decided.
I think that fat people should buy 2 tickets. I don't want to sit next to fat person, overtaking my space and breathing down my neck. After all, passengers pay extra for an overweight luggage, don't they?
Apr 23, 2011 21:52
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Originally Posted by GUEST12982 View Post

In the USA, airlines carry handicapped persons all the time. No problems. It's not even a subject for discussion. I don't know if they make them sign anything.
However, we have another issue: some airlines want and try to charge fat people for 2 seats, since 1 seat is too small for them. The reason: they make flying uncomfortable for their ne...

I would like to repeat it again. Airline may set separate seats for extraordinary people.
Apr 23, 2011 22:06
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GUEST6762 charge fat people for 2 seats?

GUEST12982,

Do you think it is the fat people's fault? Why don't the alrlines set some special seats for those special guests? I sense that some people descriminate those guys who are much bigger in size.
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