United Airlines: Another Misstep

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United Airlines: Another Misstep

Kirsten Brown, Staff Writer

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On December 9th, a passenger on an American Airlines flight started to suffer from seizures. She quickly regained consciousness after her first seizure, but was then struck by a series of seizures. The woman was traveling with her young son. There was no doctor on board to help with the seizures, although, many other passengers began to help relieve her and bring water to the woman.

The flight kept its normal route and landed at the normal time. Angered passengers confronted the pilot as they left the plane. Amy Hammond witnessed the entire ordeal, and wrote a Facebook post with details of the whole experience. “The pilot said he made the decision,” Hammond wrote. “I told him we had to watch a young mom convulse and pass out over and over for 2 hours!”

United Airlines emailed Fox News about the situation with an explanation. “The safety of our customers is our first and highest priority, the decision to continue to the flight’s destination was made by our crew who did the right thing by working with medical personnel on board, with our on-call medical service provider and with input from the passenger. Had it been the judgment of the medical professionals that another course of action was indicated, we would have followed that recommendation immediately. We’re grateful to all of our passengers who assisted in responding to their fellow passengers situation, including the numerous medical professionals on board who volunteered their services when asked.” This incident is yet another in a long list of airline missteps in the last couple of years.

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Kirsten Brown, Staff Writer

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