October 8, 2012

Teenager with Down syndrome not allowed to board American Airlines flight

The parents of a teenager with Down syndrome claim they were kept off an American Airlines flight because the pilot did not want a disabled child in first class. Robert Vanderhorst, his wife and their 16-year-old son Bede were set to fly on American Airlines from Newark, New Jersey to Los Angeles. The carrier claims the decision was made for safety reasons, as the boy was agitated and running around the gate area before boarding, […]