[nfbwatlk] Airline Discrimination Incident

Arielle Silverman arielle71 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 02:57:50 UTC 2015

It's so ridiculous that a lot of the arbitrary airline rulings seem to
be based on the assumption that we would just sit and wait in the
event of an evacuation. I think there needs to be better crew
education on how we would in fact evacuate an airplane. It's possible
that some people who use wheelchairs for mobility might have no choice
but to wait (if they are unable to crawl to an exit) but none of us
who can walk would ever dream of just sitting there until everyone
else was off the plane.

On 4/6/15, Debby Phillips via nfbwatlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi Mike, I'll be happy to send a message to the NAGDU list and
> see what I get back.  Personally I don't like sitting on the
> aisle, because I think there is more danger of my dog's feet or
> tail being run over by the galley cart, so I always ask to sit by
> the window, and indeed had to fight to get to sit by a window
> once on a United Flight.  I had asked for window seating when I
> made my reservation and explained why, but they put me on athe
> aisle anyway.  I refused the seat, and the United gate agent
> wouldn't budge.  Then someone else who was working behind the
> counter said, "Let's move her to first class".  So that's what
> happened.  Lol.  Having a dog on the aisle does leave little room
> for people to get by on their way to the lav, the flight
> attendants with their service carts, and all.  But I'll check it
> out.    Peace,    Debby
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