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Old May 10, 15, 12:46 am
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There is definitely no black and white answer on this one...

If I were the pilot, I would not want to have someone onboard who has any "meltdown point" that could endanger the the person, crew and other passengers. I guess "meltdown point" is sort of a technical term for autism. It might be manageable for those who know it but it is scary for others.

If the flight had continued and something happened, then there is another set of problems for UA and the pilot.

I can also see the parents' of disable children don't want their children to be treated less and have some principles to protect/points to make.

Not easy...
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