6/5/2014

A veteran who served in Afghanistan said he was asked to leave his exit-row seat on an Alaska Airlines flight because he had a prosthetic leg, even though he sat in an exit-row seat on the first leg of his trip with the airline. FAA guidelines from January say that only "physical ability to perform the exit seat duties" should determine who sits in those seats, and a prosthesis would not disqualify a passenger from sitting there. The airline said it was working with the FAA for policy guidance.

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