[nfbwatlk] NFB Cane-Related Airlines Incident
mike at mello.com
Tue Mar 24 05:20:18 UTC 2015
I'm so sorry to hear this, please know you have the full support of the
National Federation of the Blind of Washington behind you. Please let's talk
when you return to Washington.
National Federation of the Blind of Washington
From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Oswal via
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 8:32 PM
To: 'Marci Carpenter via nfbwatlk'
Subject: [nfbwatlk] NFB Cane-Related Airlines Incident
Hi Marci, just wanted you to know that I was asked to leave the Alaska
Airlines flight 667 from Dallas to Seattle this evening because of the NFB
I had stored away the cane by the window seat but before the plane would
take off, one of the crew member, Byron, asked me to hand over the cane for
I gave him the cane but asked for his name. He gave me his name but it
bothered him and he brought a second staff member to speak to me. I told him
that I have already given the cane. He told me that I had asked for their
names; therefore, they are going to take me off the plane. I assume that
they were looking for an apology from me for having asked their names.
After I got off the plane with my two younger boys, Byron followed me to
the gate and told me that he would like to resolve the issue. I told him
that I want to get home this evening but now I can't because he has taken
me off the last flight of the day to Seattle.
He told me that he could book me on the American Airlines flight next
morning. I told him that I can take care of it myself.
I did later get seats on the morning American Airlines flight for
tomorrow, and we are staying at Wyndham overnight.
Talk to you more when I get in tomorrow,
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