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    Blind man and guide dog kicked off plane; passengers follow in support

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/14/travel...iref=obnetwork

    New York (CNN) -- Usually airline passengers side with flight attendants when it comes to safety, but in the case of a US Airways flight Wednesday night, passengers rallied around a blind man and his guide dog and disembarked en masse.

    All 35 passengers on US Airways Flight 4384 walked off the plane after Albert Rizzi, a blind man from Long Island, and his dog, Doxy, were escorted off the flight after a heated exchange between Rizzi and a flight attendant about where his dog was placed, according to Rizzi.

    More at link.....

    Expect the doggie to lay still under a seat for a 2 hour delay? The article mentions an apology by the airline but comments say on FB the blame is on all the passengers (I haven't checked).


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    I'm so impressed with the folks that backed him up! My faith in humanity was almost restored!


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    I would totally do the same thing, that is awesome!

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    I, too, am impressed with the passengers. Good for them!

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    What a beautiful dog. Doxy was uncomfortable - two hours!!!! That's unbelievable to make a dog stay put that long. I'm glad the passengers didn't stand for that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nugget View Post
    What a beautiful dog. Doxy was uncomfortable - two hours!!!! That's unbelievable to make a dog stay put that long. I'm glad the passengers didn't stand for that.
    I completely agree, it was stupid and sadistic.



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