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Passenger with PTSD left stranded on the airport after airline bans her service canine from the flight

Passenger with PTSD left stranded at the airport after airline bans her service dog from the flight


A WOMAN affected by PTSD was left stranded overseas after an airline banned her service canine from the flight, claiming he tried to “chunk a crew member”.

Delia Marinceu, 36, was travelling from Toronto to London along with her service canine, Oscar.

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Delia was banned from flying along with her service canine, Oscar[/caption]

Delia, who works within the UK doing a medical residency, started to endure from PTSD and anxiousness after being recognized with stage three bowel most cancers, which is now in remission.

In line with International Information Canada, she was on account of fly with Oscar on Air Transat flight TS122 on Monday to return to Gatwick Airport.

Nonetheless, after her flight was delayed, the captain and flight director got here to talk to her when one in every of them tried to pet Oscar.

As a service canine, he was carrying a vest which explains they shouldn’t be touched and so barked at them and pulled away, in line with Delia.

This led to her being banned from travelling with him and was instructed he was “too massive and too noisy”.

Staff claimed he tried to "bite" a member of crew
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Workers claimed he tried to “chunk” a member of crew[/caption]

Delia added that she not solely had a paperwork which confirmed she was authorised to journey with him, however she had already flown out from the UK to Toronto with him with none points.

After being banned from boarding with Oscar, she was instructed the following day {that a} report claimed he “tried to chunk the flight director” which she stated was not true.

She was then left stranded in Toronto and compelled to get new veterinary remedies for Oscar to have the ability to fly as they’ve expired for the reason that incident.

She instructed International Information Canada: “I really feel I’ve been discriminated towards as a result of you’ll be able to’t inform I’ve a incapacity.

“I had a panic assault. I’m stuffed with anxiousness over this.”

She has additionally missed out on her medical residency whereas she tries to get one other flight house who will settle for the Oscar.

Air Transat would not let her board the plane with Oscar
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Air Transat wouldn’t let her board the airplane with Oscar[/caption]

After making an attempt to get in contact with Air Transat, Delia was despatched an e-mail which claimed Transat employees noticed “many behaviours” together with “leaping, barking, growling, try and chunk, [and] not obeying instructions” which led to the ban.

Canada’s Transportation Company guidelines imply that airways can deny animals from a flight if they’re caught appearing out.

Nonetheless, it additionally provides that passengers ought to be capable of be given the prospect to repair the issue.

They clarify: “If the animal demonstrates inappropriate behaviour, service personnel might want to converse with the passenger about mitigating the issue and provides the passenger the chance, inside an inexpensive period of time, to appropriate the inappropriate behaviour of the animal.

“Finally, carriers might deny carriage if an help animal engages in behaviour that’s inappropriate or harmful to different passengers or personnel.”


A two-year-old woman’s service canine was banned from a flight final 12 months as a result of it was a Boxer/Bulldog breed.

Two emotional assist animals and their house owners have been additionally kicked off a flight after they started “barking wildly” within the cabin.

Whereas service animals are allowed on planes, some airways have banned emotional assist animals.

Solar On-line Journey has contacted Air Transat for remark.