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Topic: Autistic Toddler Kicked Off Plane
Username: Csavel
Posted 2008-06-25 10:23:49 and read 2283 times.

Apologies if already posted, sometimes news doesn't get in the search.

Cary (WTVD) "An American Eagle flight taxiing to a Raleigh-Durham Airport runway was turned around Monday, but not because of a terrorist threat.

The crew was kicking an autistic Cary toddler and his mother off the plane."

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Well if the child was truly unruly then the pilots would be under an obligation to kick the kid off.
My cousin is profoundly autistic, so I am truly understanding of this issue, but at the same time, when he was a toddler, my aunt and uncle just didn't fly with him. No way possible. Now how diplomatic the flight crew was is the rub.

Topic: RE: Autistic Toddler Kicked Off Plane
Username: JAGflyer
Posted 2008-06-25 10:31:42 and read 2273 times.

Autistic or not, a person cannot fly if they are going to be disruptiv or not obey the rules. Too many people these days are playing the race, disability or age card in an attempt for sympathy. If the kid flew and injured himself, I promise you the parents would be at the lawyer's office ASAP.

[Edited 2008-06-25 10:34:01]

Topic: RE: Autistic Toddler Kicked Off Plane
Username: Ryu2
Posted 2008-06-25 10:35:09 and read 2246 times.



Quote:
One of the pilots came back to the cabin with a stern warning and Farrell says the frustration level escalated.

I thought pilots in the USA were never supposed to come out of the cockpit for these kinds of things anymore?

Topic: RE: Autistic Toddler Kicked Off Plane
Username: IndyWA
Posted 2008-06-25 10:45:59 and read 2200 times.



Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 1):
Too many people these days are playing the race, disability or age card in an attempt for sympathy

Don't forget the "We are prettier then them" card hehehe

Topic: RE: Autistic Toddler Kicked Off Plane
Username: Silentbob
Posted 2008-06-25 11:48:26 and read 2048 times.

Funny how the mother never said anything about her attempts to calm her child, perhaps because there wasn't any attempt on her part?

Topic: RE: Autistic Toddler Kicked Off Plane
Username: Robsawatsky
Posted 2008-06-25 12:03:16 and read 1979 times.

Sympathies to the mother and child - but all passengers regardless of age, disability, mental or physical condition, injury, emotional state, etc, etc are subject to the same basic rules regarding safety and disruption onboard. Unfortunately, that may mean some people (including young children) simply cannot fly on regular commercial air transport.

Topic: RE: Autistic Toddler Kicked Off Plane
Username: AWACSooner
Posted 2008-06-25 14:10:23 and read 1829 times.

Three hours ahead of you:
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