It would seem to me, that this little boy had to fly down there in the first place, so how in the hell did that happen. Someone needs to be fired in my opinion, to hell with refunding these people their air fair, the airline should be forced to repay that and more if you ask me.
8 Year old forced to give up his chair to idiocy.
Eight-year-old Nicholas Dainiak, who suffers from Batten disease and cannot hold his body upright, was removed from his protective travel seat by a Southwest Airlines staff member, forcing his parents to hold their son for the flight.
He and his parents were heading home from Walt Disney World in Florida on Friday when the incident occurred.
When his parents strapped him into his protective seat, an airline staff member approached the family and expressed concern that the chair may not be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be on the plane.
Rather than miss the flight, the Dainiaks relented and handed over the chair. Nicholas' parents held their son in an upright position for the entire three-hour flight.
Southwest Airlines said they were looking into the incident.
"We are working directly with the family after sincerely apologizing and issuing a full refund for their less than positive travel experience," the company said in a statement to myFOXboston.com.