Doctor Requests Compensation for Assisting Passenger During a Flight

A Doctor wants compensation for helping passenger on a US Airways flight, helping to prevent a possible diversion of the flight due to a health emergency. In return for assisting a passenger who allegedly overdosed on sleeping pills for four hours, or approximately half the total duration of the flight, the doctor reportedly requested two tickets for two people to Tel Aviv, Israel from US Airways.

While some FlyerTalk members believe the doctor should indeed be compensated for the amount of time and effort that was invested in assisting the passenger, others are outraged that a doctor would even request anything at all.

What do you believe the doctor deserves, as well as actually received, for services rendered on-board that US Airways flight?

4 thoughts on “Doctor Requests Compensation for Assisting Passenger During a Flight”

  1. luv2go2 says:

    If the patient had died, could/should the family have sued? The doc then would have said he was just being a good samaritan. There are many professionals who refrain from offering assistance to people due to the possibility of being sued. I think it reprehensible for the doc to ask for compensation, but then again……..

  2. your mother says:

    the patient who was an idiot should pay for the tickets

  3. Jim says:

    I think the Doc is justified. His flight time was ruined, having to look out for the idiot for a substantial amount of time during an 8 hour flight. Likewise his companion probably was disturbed. USAir should be happy to give them a couple tickets and get themselves some publicity while they’re at it. Giving away empty seats doesn’t cost anything , and they can control the dates they give.

    What’s a house call cost these days? or an airplane call?


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