Yes, I travel with a child with special needs. He loves to fly and he can sit independently.
One time though someone, a real idiot, thought our feeding pump was a bomb and notified the chief steward that they heard a click-click-clicking coming from our direction and GLARED at us. And that was on El Al, as if a) you cannot see my son is disabled b) we look suspicious and c) even if we were bad guys, that we could have possibly got something bad on an El Al flight-are you insane, lady?!?!
Anyway, this story strikes me as particularly sadistic.
United Airlines replies that a child over the age of 2 must have his or her own seat. This is a weenie reply.
THE CHILD DID HAVE HER OWN SEAT AND BOARDING PASS.
That's not the point. The point is she is a STROKE VICTIM and can't sit up on her own.
So seriously-where is the minor degree of compassion that could have made this story all but go away?