Quadriplegic Passenger Forced Off Frontier Flight

Posted: 06/21/2011
Last Updated: 678 days ago

A quadriplegic man from Fort Collins was forced off a Frontier Airlines plane because a pilot said it wasn’t safe for him to fly.
His mother, Kathleen Morris, said there was no problem two days earlier when her son flew Frontier from Denver International Airport to Dallas to attend a family wedding.

But Sunday afternoon, when he boarded in Dallas to come home, John Morris and his family said they were humiliated.

“When a flight attendant saw John strapped in, they said they would have to clear it with the captain,” said Kathleen Morris.

She said that her son is a quadriplegic with limited upper body control.

Morris has flown Frontier Airlines in the past, using an airline seat-belt extension to secure his chest and legs to the seat. The extension is normally used by larger passengers who need a longer seat belt to secure their waist.

“But this time, the pilot refused to take off,” she said. “So, I said that we wouldn’t get off the plane until they figured it out.”

Passengers Offered To Help

Fellow passenger Denny Cannon was seated nearby and overheard that Frontier couldn’t use its equipment for medical purposes

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

2 thoughts on “Quadriplegic Passenger Forced Off Frontier Flight”

    1. never be afraid if this ever happens comply with their stupidity remeber everyones naes when you’re safe off the lane demand the head of the airline when they arrive demand the next plane and an upgrade as an apology. you have right on your side

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