Blind man, dog and fellow passengers kicked off flight

2013-11-15 09:10

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Philadelphia - A blind man and his guide dog were escorted off a US Airways flight after the dog apparently became restless and started wandering down the aisle.

However, the airline claims that Doxy started wandering down the aisle and that a flight attendant asked Rizzi to control his dog, after which he became verbally abusive.

The flight was then cancelled and the airline paid for the passengers to take a bus to their destination of Long Island, New York. 

In a similar incident, Comair recently came under fire when they refused a deaf and blind priest from the UK boarding onto one of their flights, as he didn't have a guide, despite him being a regular solo flyer.  The local carrier remedied their mistake by rebooking the passenger's flight 

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