U.S. Airways Kicks Disabled Vet Off Flight
August 6, 2014 2:42pm PST
Not all veterans come back with wounds that you can see, and as we all know, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is a very real condition with serious ramifications. In order to combat the effects of PTSD, sometimes veterans are offered service animals that are trained to sooth the effects of a PTSD flair up – and one recently got a disabled vet kicked of a U.S. Airways flight.
Just about a year ago now, a disabled Vietnam veteran was kicked off because he wanted his service animal to ride in the unoccupied seat next to him rather than lie on the floor in between his feet. Anyone who’s ridden in an airplane before knows there isn’t much room between your feet and the seat immediately in front of you – especially not enough to accommodate a large golden retriever.
According to the U.S. Airways regulations however, this was a guideline those flying the plane were apparently not willing to negotiate with. Instead of letting the man hold his dog, they instead decided to fully disrespect him, and in such his service, by arrested him.
Take a peek at the video above and let us know what you think – was this at all justified?
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