A Frontier Airlines pilot refused to take off until a 24-year-old quadriplegic exited the plane. A spokesman for the airline said the pilot was concerned about the man’s safety, worried that a seatbelt extension might not be able to properly protect him. The man who was told to get off the flight says he felt humiliated.
According to an AP report, the airline put the man on the next flight, on which the pilot had no objection to the passenger.
How much latitude do you think a pilot should receive to determine who can and can’t fly with him?
Frontier forces quadriplegic man off plane [AP via MSNBC]