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US Travellers fake disabilities to skip airport queues
October 9, 2012
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October 09, 2012

AIRLINE passengers are faking disabilities to skip to the front of the boarding queue.

The practice is now so common airline staff have coined the phrase “miracle flights” - to describe how some passengers need a wheelchair to board the plane but then suddenly on departure their legs seem to work.

Passengers who genuinely have reduced mobility are entitled to assistance and are permitted to board the plane first. But the scam doesn’t work so well at the other end, where disabled passengers are the last to exit the plane.

“We’d say there was a miracle because they all needed a wheelchair getting on, but not getting off,” Kelly Skyles, an American Airlines flight attendant told the New York Times. “Not only do we serve beverages and ensure safety - now we’re healing the sick.”

October 9, 2012
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This sort of stuff tends to speak to a nation's character, doesn't it.

October 9, 2012
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Something clearly is wrong with you with your anti american lunacy. 🙄 You probably actually believe this.

October 10, 2012
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This story came from the New york times ....

It's not my view, but the view of the rest of the world. Laugh

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