Lucas Wall of Washington D.C. on June 14 filed a lawsuit in a federal court accusing seven airlines of discriminating against travelers who can’t wear masks because of medical conditions.“
I take medication for that, but I’m still prone to panic attacks,” he said in a phone interview. “One of the triggers is any time my breathing is obstructed – that brings a feeling of claustrophobia and a complete sense of unease.”
The frequent flier, who has been to all 56 states and territories and has visited 134 countries, missed a Southwest Airlines’ flight on June 2 after a back-and-forth with members of the TSA, airport officials at Orlando International and Southwest employees. Wall was able to record his interactions with TSA agents. (Related: Man kicked off Southwest Airlines flight for not wearing a mask WHILE EATING candy.
)“No, I will not wear a mask that’s why I have my vaccination card,” Wall told a TSA agent.
Wall said the airlines’ requirements violate the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), which protects passengers with disabilities from discrimination. He sought an emergency temporary restraining order that would let him travel without a mask.Man sues 7 airlines for discriminating against travelers with medical conditions – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD
Don’t airlines allow all passengers to take off their masks on the plane while they are eating or drinking, especially on the longer flights, just like in restaurants?
If they do not allow any drinks or food on ANY flight, isn’t that endangering peoples lives due to dehydration, increased blood clotting, etc?
We are also ignoring all of the scientific studies that show masks are useless and worthless against viruses. It is like trying to block someone throwing marbles with a tennis net.