Found this while surfing around. Anyone know of any validity to this story? Please note that the article is biased against WN.
Southwest Nearly Lets Liver Transplant Patient Die Because He Wouldn't Buy Second Ticket
Quote from article:
"Richard Brown nearly died on Sunday, January 21st, thanks to reckless indifference by a Southwest Airlines ticket agent.
A dying hep-C patient, Richard, secured an appointment at the Mayo Clinic. After getting turned down, he was referred to the University of San Francisco.
When he went to board in Scottsdale for California, the ticket agent refused to let Richard fly unless he bought another ticket, due to his weight.
If it is true, I'd hate to see the fallout with this one. I understand airlines charging someone two seats due to their size, but someone with a documented medical condition on a flight with empty seats?