Now can I just tell you about pre-boarding?
I was first in line, then came an elderly couple with the wife in a wheelchair. She got out of the chair and sat in the chairs as I did, she did have a walker. Next came another woman in a wheelchairand she stayed in the wheelchair. Next - four people in wheelchairs and they all stayed in their chairs, and finally families with small children. Now as we sat there the elderly woman with the walker got up and walked without the walker all the way down to the restrooms and to get sandwiches for her and her husband. The four individuals in the wheelchairs all got up and walked all around going to the restrooms, getting food and coffee, something to read, etc. and came back and sat in the wheelchairs.
When we started to board the plane the attendant that was standing there took the elderly woman behind me first, that’s fine I don’t have a problem with that. Next they took all of the people in the wheelchairs. The attendant asked all of them if they could walk and they told him no. I was made to wait with the families with children before I could board the plane. When the attendant came back to get me he was so upset, he knew that there was nothing wrong with these people and that they were perfectly capable of walking as he had been there the whole time and watched them walk all over that end of the airport. I told him that I would have never done that myself but if I had known that those people would get to board before me and here I was the first one there and I have crutches and a swollen foot - I would have stayed in my wheelchair but I didn’t want to have a chair that someone else may have really needed.
When we got into the plane - three seats on each side - they had all sat in the seats so that no one could get in the row with them. And it was a full plane!
OK - I just needed to vent! :mickey: