Author Topic: Disabled man forced to CRAWL off Delta flight and down stairs wins substantial settlement  (Read 406 times)

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It was really difficult reading this article.  It's a big mess.

Delta used to be the "class"airline, but it's clear they've joined all the others in the cattle car business.
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It was really difficult reading this article.  It's a big mess.

Delta used to be the "class"airline, but it's clear they've joined all the others in the cattle car business.

Flew Delta last year and it came very close to curing me of ever flying again. 
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Delta is only marginally better than USAir. We flew Jet Blue a couple of weeks ago and were quite pleased. That's an incredibly long trip, though, from Hawaii to Nantucket!
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It was really difficult reading this article.  It's a big mess.

Delta used to be the "class"airline, but it's clear they've joined all the others in the cattle car business.

couldn't agree more.

was there not a single device in the entire airport that could have been used to assist this gentleman?  if there was absolutely no such equipment available, couldn't they have at least improvised something like a stretcher to carry him off?  were there no employees of the airline, or the airport, strong enough to help carry this man with at least a little dignity across the tarmac?  Surely when he first boarded the plane - when presumably he was helped on board since the suit says nothing about that - the air crew must have known that they needed to make sure they had the equipment to get him off when they landed? 

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if you are going to post an article, at least make it readable

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if you are going to post an article, at least make it readable
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couldn't agree more.

was there not a single device in the entire airport that could have been used to assist this gentleman?  if there was absolutely no such equipment available, couldn't they have at least improvised something like a stretcher to carry him off?  were there no employees of the airline, or the airport, strong enough to help carry this man with at least a little dignity across the tarmac?  Surely when he first boarded the plane - when presumably he was helped on board since the suit says nothing about that - the air crew must have known that they needed to make sure they had the equipment to get him off when they landed?

Of course there was gear available. SOP for most airlines is, if there is no ramp available, which happens, the person needing assistance waits until all other passengers have disembarked, then is taken down using the catering lift truck with a wheelchair loaded as a side thought. Wife has had to sit with them often enough while that happens (crew members take it in turns to deal with unaccompanied minors and the disabled, but she's a popular pick since she is incredibly good with people. She also tends to deal with deportees, since she is rather good at keeping them calm).

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