[nfbwatlk] NFB Cane-Related Airlines Incident
kd0iko at icloud.com
Wed Mar 25 19:56:43 UTC 2015
Good afternoon, I’ve been reading this thread off, and on. The way I avoid this is the airline people seem to have this belief that for some reason a straight cane as somehow some sort of missile and/or a threat, thanks to complete and total ignorance at times about the life really does say. I keep a telescoping cane with me which alleviates the need for this drama. I guess what I’m gently suggesting is if one can take two canes along a straight one, and a telescopic and/or collapsible one that you can have it your seat and/or strapped in the deceit with you, so that no matter what they say, and no matter what they do, you remain in control of your own mobility. This is just my two cents worth. Hopefully this is helpful advice? And if anyone dislikes it one knows what key on the keyboard is useful. Or can offer constructive criticism.
Sincerely Maurice mines.
message number 505-369-3283.
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> On Mar 25, 2015, at 11:50 AM, Julie Warrington via nfbwatlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I traveled on Alaska Saturday to Arizona, and they did not have a problem with my cane along the wall beside the seat. I trabeld back on alaska on Tuesday and put my cane in the same place, and they asked to have it to be stowed in the front closet.
> I didn't have a problem with them taking it, they assured me I would have it in hand when I needed to get off. no incident occured.
> I didn't ask for anyone's name but she had already introduced herself.
> sorry to hear you had this experience.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Oswal via nfbwatlk" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
> To: "'Marci Carpenter via nfbwatlk'" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 8:31 PM
> 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
>> 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,
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