U.S. Airways slammed for kicking blind man off flight

The airline says the man was uncooperative when asked to secure his guide dog at his feet. The man and other passengers offered a different story.

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A flight attendant reportedly asked passenger Albert Rizzi to keep his guide dog, Doxy, stowed “under the seat,” according to the New York CBS affiliate. After a delay on the tarmac, the flight attendant said they couldn’t take off until the dog was stowed.

blind man and his dog just got kicked off @USAirways after we’ve been on the tarmac an hour, bc dog wiggled a bit. Whole plane outraged.

— Sophie B (@sophie_ba) November 14, 2013

Nearly all the recent posts to the U.S. Airways Facebook page are critical of the way the airline handled the incident. Here’s one example.

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