We've seen recent news stories about airlines treating passengers poorly. So when a new video came to light that shows a passenger being forcibly removed from a plane, you'd expect public response to favor the passenger.
Anila Daulatzai boarded a flight from Baltimore to Los Angeles. Though Anila claimed she was "deathly allergic" to dogs, she did not inform the airline when booking her flight, nor could she provide any medical documentation. There were two dogs aboard the Southwest flight, one of which was a service dog. Anila asked that the animals and their humans be removed from the plane.
Anila, who later claimed her father was scheduled for surgery, refused to budge from her seat. Southwest Airlines called the police in to remove her.
*Warning: This video shows a woman being forcibly removed by two male officers.*
The passenger who recorded the video said that airline staff, other passengers, and the officers told Anila multiple times to leave on her own. He agreed the officers were rough, but claimed they ultimately had no choice.
why didn't she get off plane or bring doctor note. Why should a service do get booted.— B J Van Camp (@BJVanCamp) September 28, 2017
Simply removing the dogs wouldn't have helped someone with a "deadly" allergy. Pet dander was already on that plane.— ❣️ Sassy Mouth ❣️ (@SassyMouth2012) September 28, 2017
If Anila Daulatzai were really allergic, she would have known that and WANTED off the plane. @iSouthwestAir did the right thing.#AnilaDaulatzai#Southwest
It’s pathetic how animals are weighed more than a human life. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.— Rah (@blvckfonzz) September 27, 2017
Are dog more important than Human in America? They remove a person instead of dog— Samba🍵 (@OG_SmallKaiser) September 27, 2017
I agree with her.I would have been pissed to have to leave my flight as well.Animals should not b allowed on planes in cabin at all.— Kristin (@MsKris21) September 27, 2017