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…
Delta Air Lines springs into action for a dying breast cancer patient wanting to spend the final days of her life with her family in South Korea.
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.
vsevolod4 took a step too far when he attempted to board a flight with the aircraft missing.
Why might you be denied boarding, and what can you do about it if the information the denial is based upon appears to be incorrect? Check out the discussion on denied boarding due to incorrect entry requirements.