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Are airlines too quick to throw sick passengers off a flight? Maybe not

Note: Today we’re introducing a new feature that we’d like to do as often as we can. We’re calling it “Op-ed” and, as the name suggests, it’s a perspective from the other side of the counter. Please be civil with your comments. Thank you.

The story on the face of it is a complete nightmare — a cancer sufferer with multiple myeloma, who was enjoying a Hawaii vacation with her family, was booted off her return flight on Alaska Airlines because she didn’t have a doctor’s note.

And, a passenger who recorded an exchange on a JetBlue flight between the flight attendant and a different cancer patient was removed from the flight in retaliation for refusing to erase a video of her interaction with the patient.
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