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06/11/2015 12:59 PM ID: 100695 Permalink   

Woman Has to Crawl Onto Plane After American Airlines Denies Her Wheelchair Ramp

 

A Hawaii woman in a wheelchair has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines after she says she was forced to crawl onto a plane.

Theresa Purcell says she informed the airline prior to her flight that she would need a wheelchair ramp to get on the plane. When she arrived at the gate, agents told her that they couldn’t set up a ramp shortly before the plane’s departure.

"I was humiliated. It was embarrassing to have 50-something people watch you crawl into a plane," she says. The airline has issued an apology but refused a request for compensation from Purcell’s lawyer.

 
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If the aircraft doesn´t connect to a Jetway, as is the case in Kailua Kona Hawaii then the airport uses a specifically designed forklift
 
  by: mcink2   06/13/2015 12:17 AM     
  Even animals help each other  
 
They must be a nice bunch of heartless robots working on this airline.
 
  by: captainJane     06/13/2015 11:52 AM     
 
 
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