Airline investigating charge that a blind woman was kicked off a flight

Source: MGN Online

FRANKLIN, Maine (AP) - A blind woman from Maine said she and her service dog were kicked off an American Airlines flight after she requested a different seat.

Sue Martin, of Franklin, said she, her husband and her guide dog boarded a plane bound for Dallas at Reagan National Airport near Washington on March 1. She said she asked a flight attendant if she could be moved to a seat in another row that had room for the German shepherd.

Martin said the flight attendant refused. A man in first class later offered his seat, which Martin accepted. That's when she says she was asked to leave by an American Airlines employee who said her presence on the plane was unsafe.

An American Airlines spokeswoman said the airline is investigating the allegations.



 
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