Stewardess Overhears Woman Complaining About Period Cramps, Kicks Her Off Flight

One couple had booked an expensive Emirates flight to visit Dubai. They boarded the plane in Birmingham and were all ready to take off for their little holiday adventure, but the woman wasn't feeling 100 percent.

She mentioned to her boyfriend that she had period cramps. A stewardess overheard her and, just minutes before the plane was slated to take off, kicked the woman off the flight.

It was a £400 ($559) flight, but Beth Evans, a teaching assistant, wasn't allowed to take it. According to the stewardess, she overheard Evans tell her boyfriend, 26-year-old Josh Morgan, that she had stomach pains due to her period.

The stewardess and the rest of the crew decided that Evans wasn't fit for the seven hour-long flight. They decided that she needed a medical assessment, but unfortunately, no doctors were available.  That's when the airline gave Evans the boot.

Moran was stunned by the way his girlfriend was treated by the airline.

"To be kicked off for period pains, it was madness. Beth was in tears and getting upset when the hostess was asking her questions," he recalls for The Sun. "It's embarrassing to have to explain about period pains when it's being overheard."

"They didn't have anyone look her over. They just contacted a medical team in the US and they said Beth couldn't fly," Moran added.

Airlines do have the right to refuse passage to customers who may exhibit signs of health problems. On a long flight, certain conditions can worsen rapidly, and the consequences for the passenger can be serious if a plane is unable to land immediately.

If staff members spot someone who looks sick, they're obligated to inform the captain. The airline is under no obligation to refund a person kicked off a flight, either.

Emirates argues that their staff was well within their rights to make the call.

"The passenger alerted crew that she was suffering from discomfort and pain and mentioned she was feeling unwell," said a spokesperson for the airline. "The captain made the decision to request medical support and offload Ms Evans so she could access medical assistance. We would not have wanted to endanger Ms Evans by delaying medical help had she worsened during the flight."

The couple insist that Evans never actually alerted the staff to complain. They say she was speaking privately to her boyfriend and was overheard. Evans said her pain would only have gotten a 'one out of ten' rating.

The airline, they say, overreacted when they called her situation a 'medical emergency'. That’s nothing new, frequent flyers will tell you.

It's not unusual for airline customers to complain that flight crews go a bit overboard sometimes. Anyone can get thrown off a flight at just about any moment with very little justification.

One flight went on to perform an emergency landing because a passenger had gas. She was thrown off for flatulence.

On another flight, a family's vacation was ruined because a flight crew decided that the boy's peanut allergy made it unsafe for him to fly.

One woman, who claims she's naturally pale, was thrown off a flight simply because her complexion made her 'look sick' to another passenger.

Source: MailOnline
Photo: News.com.au, The Sun, TV2

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