Pilot Orders Coughing Student Off Flight

Pilot Orders Coughing Student Off Flight

There are 32 comments on the WVIT-TV W Hartford story from Mar 29, 2007, titled Pilot Orders Coughing Student Off Flight. In it, WVIT-TV W Hartford reports that:

An airline pilot on Tuesday ordered a 16-year-old student from Hawaii off an East Coast flight after a coughing fit.

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Leslie

Broken Arrow, OK

#21 Jun 10, 2007
Brown Sugar wrote:
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How do you know she was not sick? The ambulance chaser was smart enough to conceal his TB (the bad kind); and the pilots on whose flights he used very likely did not know what that lying turkey was infected with. If there was an error, the pilot did so in favor of safety. Now about TB (the bad kind): I try to keep it real simple for people like you, Leslie. Hey, the pilot did the right thing!
You try to keep it simple? You are simple(the bad kind)! You still didn't read a thing. Maybe the words aren't simple enough for you?
How do you know she was sick? Was she sent to the hospital? NO SHE HAD TO GET A HOTEL ROOM AND STAY ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE SHE COULD LEAVE ON THE NEXT FLIGHT. DID THEY KICK HER OFF THAT FLIGHT? WHERE IS SHE NOW? IF SHE WAS SO SICK WHY ISN'T IT IN THE MEDIA? The pilot did the right thing? Like I said read.

Do you think TB boy went to the pilots and said I've got something but I don't know what kind (but its not the bad kind)?

It's not just about the other passengers rights its about the girls rights too. Did the airline comp a room for her because they were being cautious? Did they go public with an apology for the parents that were worried about their daughter?

I already explained my view. If you don't like it tough. I don't like yours either so we're even.
Leslie

Broken Arrow, OK

#22 Jun 10, 2007
"Enough Already"
I was recently on a 4 hour flight and a woman onboard only had 3 hours of oxygen. She was asked to fill her bottle and take the next flight available. I didn't have a problem with that. 2 years ago I was on a flight and the flight attendant had on so much perfume I choked everytime she walked by. The pilot didn't kick her off for abusing the passengers.
You referred to the bottom line of all my posts?
Only someone trained medically should have the right to say someone CAN'T fly.
If they called paramedics for that girl and she was then sent to a HOTEL. She could have just as easily been given the okay to fly.
You've never had a flight delayed while they were stocking food?
You're comparing apples to oranges. I was speaking of this case ONLY.
Maybe they should give physicals at the airport?
I just don't agree with the pilots decission. It doesn't mean I need to buy a clue. You don't agree with me fine. I'm not going to say you should buy a clue. You're entitled to your opinion!

This girl has rights she should sue the airline and the pilot. What they did was WRONG!


Enough Already

United States

#23 Jun 10, 2007
Leslie wrote:
"Enough Already"
I was recently on a 4 hour flight and a woman onboard only had 3 hours of oxygen. She was asked to fill her bottle and take the next flight available. I didn't have a problem with that. 2 years ago I was on a flight and the flight attendant had on so much perfume I choked everytime she walked by. The pilot didn't kick her off for abusing the passengers.
You referred to the bottom line of all my posts?
Only someone trained medically should have the right to say someone CAN'T fly.
If they called paramedics for that girl and she was then sent to a HOTEL. She could have just as easily been given the okay to fly.
You've never had a flight delayed while they were stocking food?
You're comparing apples to oranges. I was speaking of this case ONLY.
Maybe they should give physicals at the airport?
I just don't agree with the pilots decission. It doesn't mean I need to buy a clue. You don't agree with me fine. I'm not going to say you should buy a clue. You're entitled to your opinion!
This girl has rights she should sue the airline and the pilot. What they did was WRONG!
You have got to be kidding! This is your response? You simply tell some other traveling experience you had and then ignore every single point or question made in my detailed response? What’s the problem Leslie, you don’t want reality to interfere with your “view.“

Now I know why no one in the airline industry bothers to try and explain anything or post on this forum. What a complete waste of time.
Tom

Belmont, NC

#24 Jun 10, 2007
There is a procedure to follow, all the captain had to do was call " medlink" a service most airlines have. Once medlink is called, a doctor will decide if a passenger should fly. Its the same service we have in flight. We put the burden and the reposibility on them for any diversions for a sick person onboard.
Tatsuo Perreira

Ewa Beach, HI

#25 Oct 14, 2012
With so many people from the Federated States of Micronesia traveling to Hawaii, it is scary to know that some of them have active untreated tuberculosis. There should be medical screening for all flights leaving Micronesia.
Angry White United Pilot

Houston, TX

#26 Oct 14, 2012
I threw her off the flight because she was a negro from Newark. You can never trust the negros, you never know what there going to do! All the white and hawaiian passengers were relieved when she was removed.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#27 Oct 14, 2012
I flew from Phoenix to Honolulu and was seated one row away from an eight-year-old boy that coughed and sneezed all the way across the Pacific. By the time we landed I was getting sick, as were the other passengers around him, even three rows away. Took me a month to shake off whatever he passed to us.
Realist

United States

#28 Nov 2, 2012
Leslie wrote:
IDIOTS!
Today a coughing child. Tomorrow someone with a running nose. Whats next a complete physical at the airport?
Did you morons read the part where it said "a doctor on the plane examined the girl and said she didn't have a fever therefore SHE WASN'T A RISK TO THE OTHER PASSENGERS!"
HERE IS A BRIGHT IDEA! IF YOU DELICATE PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO GET SICK GO LIVE IN A BUBBLE!!!
Whining coughing children? Is crying contagious now?
Maybe they shouldn't allow stupid adults on planes. Stupidity can rub off on others you know. You idiots would all be stuck on the same bus!
You would respond differently if you were on the flight sitting next to her. You can say what ever you want on the ground.
Realist

United States

#29 Nov 2, 2012
Tom wrote:
There is a procedure to follow, all the captain had to do was call " medlink" a service most airlines have. Once medlink is called, a doctor will decide if a passenger should fly. Its the same service we have in flight. We put the burden and the reposibility on them for any diversions for a sick person onboard.
NOT WHILE THE AIRCRAFT IS AT THE GATE!
Smith Street Blues

Houston, TX

#30 Dec 9, 2012
MedLink can be accessed at any time, but they rely on information conveyed to them by the staff onboard. It far better to have an examination in person by qualified medical staff. While the pilot may not be qualified to render a medical assessment, s/he is responsible for the safety and well-being of everyone on board the aircraft. It was a judgement call that some may not agree with.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#31 Dec 9, 2012
Smith Street Blues wrote:
MedLink can be accessed at any time, but they rely on information conveyed to them by the staff onboard. It far better to have an examination in person by qualified medical staff. While the pilot may not be qualified to render a medical assessment, s/he is responsible for the safety and well-being of everyone on board the aircraft. It was a judgement call that some may not agree with.
The crybabies on here think that an airline would spend tens of thousands of dollars just because they want someone off a plane for nothing.
Marinela

Carrollton, TX

#33 Jan 2, 2013
Yes the pilot did the right thing , the girl well being first and the other passengers as well , so what if she has to go later why risk it ?

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