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    #16
    What? You can't be serious. I fly a lot and I have sat next to AB people who reek of BO, Alcohol or are so frigging fat they take up half my seat. Don't see them getting turfed off of planes. What happened was inexcusable and isn't anyone playing the "disability card".

    Originally posted by hugheswf View Post
    Well.... as everyone else has stated i am very sorry this happened to you and as someone who has been confined to a wheelchair for 30 years i have had my share of embarrassing moments as well. I will say i have been guilty of not always keeping my cushion as clean as i should and it has smelled . . . I would also add that i doubt someone from the airline is just picking on you because of your disability and maybe there is some truth that your cushion had an odor. Again - i feel horrible that you had to experience that but i don't think (as a disabled community) we should always be so quick as to play the "disability card" before understanding everything that happened and maybe getting the airlines side of the story. Just my thoughts,

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      #17
      I thought heavy people (or as t8burst put it - "friggin fat") are a protected class under ADA. I fly a lot as well and have seen people denied entrance to an aircraft for numerous reasons. As I said in my post -- i am not unsympathetic but I do believe in giving folks the benefit of the doubt and not be so quick to think someone is discriminating against me.

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        #18
        Originally posted by hugheswf View Post
        Well.... as everyone else has stated i am very sorry this happened to you and as someone who has been confined to a wheelchair for 30 years i have had my share of embarrassing moments as well. I will say i have been guilty of not always keeping my cushion as clean as i should and it has smelled . . . I would also add that i doubt someone from the airline is just picking on you because of your disability and maybe there is some truth that your cushion had an odor. Again - i feel horrible that you had to experience that but i don't think (as a disabled community) we should always be so quick as to play the "disability card" before understanding everything that happened and maybe getting the airlines side of the story. Just my thoughts,
        my care giver washes my cushion every Monday and changes cover with vinegar water also I bathe every day that morning eveythin was changed I don/t play the disability card when delta dropped me on the jet way I was ok shook up but ok you would have needed to been there I ask the lady sitting next to me when I found out she manage a heath care group did I have an odor she sniff said no

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          #19
          Airlines are terrible. They really need to be hit by a huge lawsuit in order to actually get their attention. I've had numerous experiences with delta and American that were simply unbelievable.

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            #20
            tarantella;

            You do not say if you sent a letter of complaint to the Air Line, BUT if you did not, you and everyone who has had a bad experience, should go so as soon as possible, after such an experience. You would do well to take names of any offending person who is Air Line, or Airport connected.

            Do not assume that someone will know and understand your view point. You and only you can do make that point. And the Air Line folks have no clue unless you tell them. A registered letter sent with return receipt requested is also wise, if you ever expect to have the Air Line to respond.

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              #21
              dang I got email from them. they said they had in in violation of my rights in a state of shock


              soo I thanked them and ask them so now what are you gonna do

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                #22
                That is against the law...call the office of the president! Doug Parker 817-963-1234

                Next time hold your ground and ask for a resolutions officer to come to the gate. The have seniority over gate crew and ramp oops agents.

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                  #23
                  I wonder if someone else near you smelled of peepee, and whoever was offended by the odor assumed it was the one in the wheelchair.

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                    #24
                    Jody may be right, makes sense. Horrible way to be treated, shake it off, lots of aholes out there.

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                      #25
                      i would like to shake it i am frairly independent but worse case seniario what would happen to me if a tube kinked or clogged bag busted i always change everything fresh and new the day f travel

                      i am a quad i can not change tubes what would i do ? i honestly don/t know i carry supplies always and gloves but..

                      has anyone a quad experience this an accident and how did u andle it traveling alone

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                        #26
                        I'm a T6 para. I use reusable leg bags like this (http://www.exmed.net/p-3046-urocare-...e-leg-bag.aspx) they last for years. I use hardware store plastic tubing, that is flexible, but doesn't kink like the dam surgical stuff. I put athletic tape around joints as security, so they won't come apart.
                        I don't stink. Well not any more than any car mechanic does

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                          #27
                          I've used the clear Dis-posa-bag from Bard for 20 years. Had a bunch bust over the years when I forget to empty them, sleeping, transferring etc. I was cruising thru the forums for the first time in months and was reading this thread, saw your link and am going to give them a try. I used to get about a month use per bag from them but for the last few years I seem to have to change them at least twice per month. Just got my truck back on the road again and transferring that high makes it inevitable to snag a bag. Took a day to remove the old rear end, a day to slide the used one under and another day to bolt it all up. Got new rotors and pads up front a few days after(rest my sore back) and have about 120 miles so far. No one has said I stink either, so I might be one-up on ya ! Thanks for the link. As for the original post concerning the 'smeller', if I knew I was clean and no leaks, I would have asked for verification from a multitude of others AND also that they smell THEM. Don't be afraid to speak up for yourself. There are a LOT of ignorant, prejudiced 'people' out there. Be nice but firm. Pardon the pun but you have to stand up for yourself, no one else is going to. Get a reimbursement for your troubles, they may just think twice before they pull that trick on the next person.
                          Originally posted by baldfatdad View Post
                          I'm a T6 para. I use reusable leg bags like this (http://www.exmed.net/p-3046-urocare-...e-leg-bag.aspx) they last for years. I use hardware store plastic tubing, that is flexible, but doesn't kink like the dam surgical stuff. I put athletic tape around joints as security, so they won't come apart.
                          I don't stink. Well not any more than any car mechanic does

                          https://www.facebook.com/john.baxter.1213986

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