[Trending Now] 94-Year-Old Filipino Grandmother Forced to Enure Uncomfortable 16-Hour Flight After Airline Kicked Her Out of Business Class

A 94-year-old woman was reportedly kicked out of business class on her trip from Los Angeles California to Melbourne , Australia .  ...

A 94-year-old woman was reportedly kicked out of business class on her trip from Los Angeles California to Melbourne, Australia

The story was first reported by the popular trending news site, Definitely Filipino

According to the source, the old woman was identified as Paz Orquiza, a Filipina who is a resident of Melbourne. 

Paz recently went on a vacation with her family in Los Angeles,California; a trip that her children and grandchildren planned so carefully for. Based on reports and interviews, the family saved enough money to buy Paz business class tickets just so she could travel comfortably. 

Paz is reportedly suffering from severe Arthritis and a degenerative bone structure in the neck area. This is why her family made it a point to put her in business class for the trip from Melbourne to Los Angeles and vice versa. 

According to reports and the accounts of Paz's relatives, the trip to Los Angeles went well for Paz because, being a person suffering from disability, the airline allowed her daughter to assist her during the 16 hour flight despite being in economy class. 

But the trip back to Melbourne was not as smooth as the first one. 

When Paz's daughter tried to assist her mother on the flight home, the flight attendant told her she had to either upgrade to business class and get another plane to join Paz or ask Paz to move to economy. 

The result was that Paz was forced to move to economy and endure the uncomfortable 16 hour flight back home. 

Later, Paz's family members took to social media to talk about their experience with the airline. 

According to a Facebook post from Paz's daughter, Marianne Santos Aguilar, this is what happened: 

"My aunt [refering to Paz's daughter, Rose] traveling with her in Economy asked the Business Class flight attendant, Shauna, if she can assist my grandma with simple tasks such as opening her food or reclining her seat, similar to what my aunt helped with on her outbound flight.

Without any sympathy or compassion, Shauna said my grandma’s only options were to 1) move to Economy with my aunt or 2) take another flight and purchase another Business Class ticket for my aunt.

The Air Carrier Access Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in air travel and requires air carriers to accommodate the needs of passengers with disabilities, neither of which was complied with here."




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