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Passenger with Down Syndrome Denied Boarding: Discrimination?

Bede Vanderhorst — who is 16 years of age and was going to be a passenger in the first class cabin for the first time in his life — and his family were denied permission to board an American Airlines flight from Newark to Los Angeles, reportedly for safety reasons. The family from Bakersfield, California was reportedly re-booked on a United Airlines flight and forced to sit in the rear of the aircraft, and no one was allowed to sit near them. Meanwhile…

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You Can’t Fly. You’re Too Tall.

Is there any justification regarding a report about a Passenger Kicked Off Horizon Air Flight For Being Too Tall to fit in his seat on a flight from Portland, Oregon to Ontario, California, as he is 6’9″ tall?

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Travel while sick?

If you are sick, should you fly? Does it matter how sick? Does it matter if you feel sick but have no visible signs? Who should judge – airline, passenger, other passengers, compulsory medical check at check in? Do the airlines’ policies and rules encourage sick travelers to keep traveling even when they should rest? See the discussion in the ah-choo, airlines bump sick passengers thread.

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