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(News.com.au)   Disabled airline passenger forced to stand for 3 hours on his flight. Apparently the crew skipped the day they trained about treating the handicapped   ( news.com.au) divider line
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2014-05-06 01:24:14 AM  
4 votes:
Gotta hand it to him, he's going ahead with his complaint even though he doesn't have a leg to stand on.
2014-05-06 01:25:14 AM  
2 votes:
A "motivational speaker" and author got free press for being a whiny biatch?  Seems legit to me.
2014-05-06 01:14:39 AM  
2 votes:
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disabled my ass.  that's a terminator!!!
2014-05-06 08:48:04 AM  
1 vote:
I have a solution for this, we get Airbus to build special planes with seating that can adjust to all sorts of medical needs of passengers.  Since most fliers won't need such a plane, it can be short and small, and for the heck of it, paint it yellow.
2014-05-06 01:36:23 AM  
1 vote:
"So Mr Cawthorn had no choice but to stand for three hours near the lavatory, which made his leg and back very sore."

So basically the same condition as everyone else on the flight in the cheap seats?

/flying cattle-cars
2014-05-06 01:35:57 AM  
1 vote:

itsaidwhat: And anyone that's a platinum or higher flyer knows the drill - you go online and choose the flight and the equipment that has the open seat that you want. If you don't do that, you takes your chances.

That's the kicker for me, he knows the routine as well as the staff.

"I'm just a caveman platinum level frequent flyer. Your booking and seating policies are too complex for me to understand"
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2014-05-06 01:31:35 AM  
1 vote:
Meh, he's shorter than I am and travels all the time it seems.  You don't wait until you are in the air to resolve the issue of not enough "leg room".

He offered to pay the extra fee so I guess just let him swipe his credit card in the ass of the nearest "air hostess" and be done with it.  That's how it's done right?
2014-05-06 01:30:21 AM  
1 vote:
He's actually kinda cute. I just feel sad he didn't tell them in advance so that they could have better served him. But you got to give him credit for being true to his motivational speaking about overcoming adversity and being a man and just "dealing with it".
2014-05-06 01:19:28 AM  
1 vote:

itsaidwhat: hardinparamedic: She feels his pain....

I think we should leave Stephen Hawking's mother out of this.

Hey, she did help hide Helen Keller from the Nazis in that attic.
2014-05-06 01:16:57 AM  
1 vote:

hardinparamedic: She feels his pain....

I think we should leave Stephen Hawking's mother out of this.
2014-05-06 12:21:27 AM  
1 vote:
"Disabled passenger tries to use condition to get extra leg room for no charge; is sad when it fails"
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