Emirates forces epileptic boy to disembark in Dubai: Report
According to the report, Eli, the 17-year-old son of the Euronews journalist Isabelle Kumar, had boarded a flight on Wednesday from Dubai to France, the final leg of a long-haul journey from New Zealand via Australia. But when Kumar – who had phoned the airline in advance to ensure they were aware of her son’s needs – asked for a seat with a vacant seat next to them in case he had a seizure, Emirates staff asked the family to show the medical certificate.
Emirates has reportedly forced a disabled teenager and his family to disembark from a plane because he has epilepsy, despite the fact he had a medical certificate and clearance to fly. Image source: Twitter