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Two Sisters Kicked Off A Flight - They’ll Never See Their Dad Again

Airlines operate with an abundance of caution in a bid to keep everyone safe, and that leads to some hard and fast rules when it comes to passenger behavior. For example, customers that are engaging on obnoxious or belligerent behavior will typically be asked to leave the plane if requests to keep their behavior in check go unheeded. While few people will argue with that policy, a contentious debate over its correct implementation can erupt when it appears as if a passenger has been treated unfairly.

As the Daily Mail reports, it looks like that’s the case for a pair of middle-aged sisters that were recently booted off of a flight. They were on their way to see their dying father, but they were seated separately on the flight. One of the woman received a message that her father’s condition was worsening, and she got up to go speak to her sister. A flight attendant began a back and forth with the woman, and the situation escalated from there.

“She said, "You're being very rude. My father is dying and I'm comforting her" and they said she needed to keep her personal problems off the plane,” explains Trisha Baker.

Baker and her sister, Debbie Hartman, were stunned when the plane was turned around and returned to the terminal. They were escorted off of the plane due to being a ‘security risk’ and would never make it to see their father on time, as he would pass away soon thereafter.

“I would like to see them in some way be punished in a way where people understand. This is not humane. One hundred thousand percent I blame them. They were the gate between keeping me from my father to say goodbye,” Hartman says.

The airline, Allegiant Air, has launched an investigation into the matter.

“At Allegiant, we rely on our crew members to provide and oversee a safe environment for every passenger, on every flight. We expect that authority to be exercised both judiciously and consistently, with empathy and with good judgment. We take this customer feedback seriously and are in the process of conducting an investigation into what occurred,” a statement read in part.

Source: MailOnline
Photo: WKMG

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