Delta apologizes for bumping disabled passenger

Delta now says it was wrong to refuse Twin Cities woman because of medical equipment.

While her nurses were stowing the 100 pounds of medical equipment she needs to travel with, Carrie Salberg was given a startling order: Get off the plane.

Salberg, who has muscular dystrophy, was never told why she couldn’t use the ventilator she requires to breathe on the Jan. 13 flight that was supposed to carry her back home to the Twin Cities from New Orleans. In fact, just a month before the flight, Delta Air Lines said her equipment met the company’s requirements.

“It was humiliating, it was upsetting, it was embarrassing,” said Salberg, 33. “We just did what we were told. We didn’t really have much of a choice.”…….. continued

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