Sort of Travel, but more Off Topic. The latest in the “forcible removed passenger” genre is one Anila Daulatzai. I’m a lawyer who practices in the area of disability law, and when I saw the press coverage mention “service dog,” I thought “Some lawyer is going to get PAID!”
But what really happened is that Daulatzai complained about an emotional support animal (much much different than a service animal, as defined by the ADA). Daulatzai said she is deathly ill of dogs, but had no medical certificate to back it up. At this point, Daulatzai refused to get off the airplane, and an over-the-top forcible removal ensued.
What’s interesting to me on this one is the crowd reaction. A lot of members of the peanut gallery telling the woman to “walk off.”
Could do lots of polls on this one (are emotional-support-animal privileges abused (yes!)), but I’ll go with a straightforward: “Who was right?”