Via Good Magazine:
Last week, an Oregon family was forced to evacuate a United Airlines flight during a layover in Houston after their 15-year-old teen with autism made the flight crew uncomfortable, according to NBC News.
Dr. Donna Beegle has filed a complaint against the airline, claiming the crew acted “without compassion” in their treatment of her daughter Juliette, who became upset after becoming hungry.
In a Facebook post describing the incident, Beegle explains what happened:
“The attendant sold me chicken sandwich but it was not hot and Juliette would not eat … I asked if there was some hot food in First Class. It was a very long flight and I wanted her to get something in her system.”
The airline could not accommodate Juliette, however. “The flight attendant went to ask and a [sic] male flight attendant in First Class,” Beegle posted. “He came back to tell me that they could not serve the hot food from First Class because we were in economy. I offered to buy the rice they had. He said no. For 40 minutes, I kept trying to think of something that they had that she would eat. He told me no every time.”Read the full article