EA_CO_AS: However, if you're traveling by yourself but the airline insists you can't travel alone and require you to have an escort to tend to your needs, then the air carrier has to provide your escort with a ticket, free of charge.
Can you point to a CFR
for this? It seems to me that in all of the Contracts of Carriage/Domestic General Rules I've read (WN, NW
, plus a few others that I can't remember right now) the statement was something to the affect of "If it is determined that a companion must accompany the passenger, that companion must purchase a ticket". Sometimes the provision is made "...at the lowest fare available on that flight"
For example, NW
... Although it only applies to pax in a stretcher/incubator: (sorry for the all caps, that's how it is in the COC/DGR);
Rule 33) C) 3) A) AN
A QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL WITH
A DISABILITY IS
REQUIRED ONLY FOR
A PERSON TRAVELING ON
A STRETCHER OR IN AN
INCUBATOR. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
A STRETCHER CUSTOMER, THE ATTENDANT FOR
SUCH A PERSON MUST BE
THE CUSTOMER'S IN
-FLIGHT MEDICAL NEEDS AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR TRAVEL
I have to go now so I can't dig any better examples...
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