[nfbwatlk] NFB Cane-Related Airlines Incident

Marci Carpenter mjc59 at comcast.net
Tue Mar 24 15:53:15 UTC 2015

Hi Sushil,

Please do call me when you get home. You have our full support. I have an idea about why they removed you from the flight but we’ll talk about it when you call. This incident is illegal and unconscionable,

> On Mar 23, 2015, at 8:31 PM, Oswal via nfbwatlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 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
> cane
> 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
> safety reasons.
> 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,
> Sushil
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