14 December 2012

Marine Double-Amputee Humiliated by Delta Airlines

From Fox News ~

The Washington Post reports:
On Dec. 13, 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Brown was leading his squad on a foot patrol in Afghanistan’s Helmand province when he stepped on an explosive device that blew off both his legs, one above the knee, the other below his hip. He also lost part of his right index finger.
Last Sunday, almost exactly a year since those grievous injuries forced him to learn to walk on two successive pairs of prosthetic legs, Brown was “humiliated” to the point of tears on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Washington after being clumsily wheeled to the back row of the plane, according to a complaint sent to the airline by an outraged fellow passenger.
 Worse yet, according to retired Army Col. Nickey Knighton’s detailed “customer care” report to Delta, efforts by several fellow vets to shift Brown from coach to a first class seat offered by another flyer, were rebuffed by the crew. Flight attendants insisted no one could move through the cabin because the doors were being closed for takeoff, she wrote. 
 Knighton, a former helicopter pilot with nearly 30 years of service, who turned out to be seated in the same back row as Brown, assumed that because he boarded last, he would be seated up front for comfort and ease of exit in case of emergency. Instead, she wrote in a complaint obtained by “She The People,” he was squeezed into a narrow aviation wheelchair that “bumped up against stationary aisle seats as he was wheeled through the aircraft. [He] was obviously humiliated by being paraded through the aircraft and was visibly upset. I touched Brown on his shoulders and asked if he was okay. Tears ran down his face, but he did not cry out loud.”

'Nuff said. I'll never fly Delta Airlines again.


ProudHillbilly said...

Agreed. Not that I care to fly until the whole grope/naked scan (a.k.a warrentless searches) stops at airports, but Delta now walks the plank.

And that guy had his legs blown off in service to the country - THE DAMNED PLANE CAN WAIT A COUPLE MINUTES WHILE HE IS MOVED!!!!

Rev. Paul said...

PH, agreed. Every word you said.

ShallNotBeInfringed said...

I guess Don't Even Let Them Aboard now applies to the people FIGHTING the terrorists. Good job delta, you cretins will never see another cent from me or mine.

Rev. Paul said...

ShallNot, agreed. I guess there's good reason why Delta is ranked last in customer satisfaction, too.