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Tell US Airways to Ensure Its Staff Are Properly Trained on How to Handle Service Animals. PETITION!!!


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Robert
- 309 days ago - action.sumofus.org
In a shocking display of disrespect, US Airways booted a blind man and his service dog from a plane this week -- and then cancelled the whole flight when other passengers objected.Now, the airline is refusing to apologize.



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Kit B. (276)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 10:50 am

I would swear I just signed this earlier - it accepted a second signature or it was a different petition. Some days I sign so many that it does get confusing. Thanks Bob.
 

. (0)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:05 am
Signed!
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:18 am
Noted and signed. TY Robert
 

Ondine J. (133)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:28 am
Signed and noted,thanks
 

Mary T. (298)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:34 am
very upsetting...US Airways most know about the ADA laws. thank you Robert - signed & noted
 

Patricia Raven (442)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:42 am
This is disgusting but it is nice to note that the other passengers were willing to stand up for this man and his dog. I wonder how many of them with be willing to use this airline again. Well done to you all except U.S.Airways.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:45 am
Think i signed this before--signed again. Thx Robert
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:52 am
petition signed
 

Frances Darcy (220)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 12:07 pm
done
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 1:55 pm
signed via email, noted now
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 2:44 pm
Signed and shared
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 3:30 pm
Thank you for taking action!
 

Michela m. (3942)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:15 pm
S&N
 

Ena S. (244)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:34 pm
s - s
 

Fran F. (111)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:54 pm
US Airways has shown its contempt and disregard for disabilities and animal protection laws, a good reason never to fly on that airline. Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Terrie Williams (770)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:18 am
#31,727 Signed, shared and noted. Bastages. SIGH.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:23 am
signed, thanks
 

. (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:47 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Robert. Our veterans should not be treated like this.
 

Jen A. (4)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 9:13 am
I signed and noted this. I think it would be amazing if nobody flew with US Airways until they issue a heartfelt apology and the staff got training for disability rules and respect. They would be out of business and would change their attitude in a hurry.
 

. (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 9:21 am
32,671 proud to sign
 

caroline schnettler (80)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 9:28 am
Signed of course! Thank you
 

Elisa F. (236)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 9:42 am
Signed & Noted. Thanks, Robert.
 

Wonder Girl (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:56 am
Not acceptable, we need to improve this.
 

Stardust Noel (52)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:23 pm
Saw this on TV, signed & passed!
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:29 pm
The beast who decided this and the beast who upheld this should be fired. If not, let them fly under a passenger seat for a flight or two and make sure they are long flights.
 

Dori C. (17)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:31 pm
signed.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:44 pm
Signed
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:46 pm
Outrageous, signed.
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:56 pm
Signed.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:04 pm
signed & noted
 

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:26 pm
Signed and shared.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:42 pm
S&N, Thanks
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:51 pm
Signed
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 3:23 pm
An apology would be great but if one apologizes and doesn't ,meant it then what really changes? They obviously think that what they' did was acceptable. I am all for people saying theory are sorry but I am even more of a fan of saying it when one really is sorry and says it. They seem to not give a damn.
 

Shan D. (49)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 3:37 pm
Lawsuits from the affected passengers and boycotts from everyone else would be the only thing these idiots would understand. Money talks.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 3:38 pm
This is totally unacceptable. Thanks to all the passengers who stood up for the man and his dog. There must be some law, The Disabilities Act, where this airline couldn't refuse this man. Wow, United is out for me.
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 3:41 pm
Thank you for taking action!
 

Pat B. (354)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 3:41 pm
Thank you, signed.!
 

Ilona V. (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:02 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.
 

Barbara Goheen (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:41 pm
Noted and signed
 

Winn Adams (192)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 5:32 pm
Signed!
 

Connie O. (42)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 6:43 pm
That truly sucks!
 

Vicky P. (464)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:19 pm
noted, signed
 

Angelene B. (145)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:28 pm
signed
 

Ruth S. (307)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:26 am
Signed
 

Emma S. (227)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:33 am
Done! Thanks, Robert.
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:05 am
Very important. Thank you Robert :)
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:38 am
Done. A service animal 99.9% of the time is to be granted the same access as a person. That is the law in Canada. It is not a pet and the public should refrain from touching it. I don't know how you handle it on an airplane. Of course if you have an alternative to US Air then by all means take it. They'll soon come around when passenger totals are down. The staff were obviously wrong and the airline intends to ignore its own policy.
 

Wendy S. (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 11:07 am
Signed. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
 

Donna G. (38)
Monday November 18, 2013, 12:25 pm
I'm pretty sure I signed this petition directly through Sum of Us. Is it possible that this same issue is being presented on other sites? I can't afford to travel; but, if I could, I wouldn't fly. In the US, Service Dogs are classified as medical equipment. If a person would be welcome on board with his walker or wheelchair, then he should be welcome on board with his Service Dog.
 

norma laborie (32)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:27 pm
signed
 

Manuela Annofsky (88)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:32 pm
Selbstverständlich gerne unterschrieben und geteilt! In den vorherigen Kommentaren wurde schon alles gesagt. Danke
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Monday November 18, 2013, 3:39 pm
signed
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:18 pm
Already signed
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:59 pm
Signed
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:31 pm
No one should be treated that way.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday November 18, 2013, 8:47 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 2:25 am
Signed

Love
 

June Bostock (46)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 12:08 pm
S&N. Thanks.
 

Alan Lambert (93)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 12:27 pm
Signed and Noted, the petition is around 44500
 

Samantha L. (47)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 12:43 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Robert.
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 2:24 pm
signed noted and shared,ty
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 2:31 pm
signed noted and shared,ty
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday November 28, 2013, 10:03 am
Done
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Friday November 29, 2013, 12:52 pm
Signed
 
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