Did United Airlines really kick off a passenger for being autistic??
Donna Beegle and her family were on their way to Portland when her 15-year-old daughter Juliette‘s special needs led to an emergency landing and the entire family being removed from the plane!
According to Donna, Juliette has trouble communicating and can get extremely frustrated when her blood sugar is low. She also will only eat warm food.
So Donna asked if she could purchase a hot meal for a child with special needs and was denied multiple times.
Eventually she told flight attendants what they could be dealing with — a full-on crying fit — if they didn’t get her the food.
So a flight attendant brought Juliette some hot jambalaya, and according to Donna and other passengers, she calmly watched a video for the remainder of the flight.
But that wasn’t the end of the story.
Because shortly after that the pilot announced the aircraft would be making an emergency landing!
On the ground, paramedics came on board and — according to Donna — said they didn’t see any problem.
But they were followed by police anyway, who escorted the family from the plane, telling her “the Captain said he isn’t comfortable flying on to Portland” with her daughter.
United is standing by its pilot, saying Monday morning:
“The crew made the best decision for the safety and comfort of all of our customers.”
Donna says she plans to sue the airline for discrimination, asking for a full investigation by the FAA.
YOU can investigate by watching a video of the fam being escorted out (below)!
[Image via YouTube.]