Monday, 11 May 2015

Family With Autistic Daughter Forced Off Plane

The mother of an autistic girl has told how they were forced to get off a flight that made an emergency landing because the airline said her daughter was "disruptive".

Dr Donna Beegle said they were flying to Portland, Oregan, from a holiday at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, with United Airlines when 15-year-old Juliette began to get hungry.
She said Juliette refused snacks they had brought with them and needed hot food quickly to avoid her having a "meltdown".
She told KPTV: "I asked the flight attendant if they had anything hot, because Juliette is very particular about her food.
"If it's warm she won't eat it, if it's cold she won't eat it, it has to have steam rolling off of it."
The family were told hot meals could only be served to first-class passengers.

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