Miracle Flights

A wheelchair request can put you at the front of a long airport security line. So, the New York Times reports, some fully-abled passengers are requesting them just to cut through the queues at airport security checkpoints. According to the 1986 Air Carrier Access Act, airlines are required to accommodate disabled travelers — who need not show any proof of disability — free of charge. The wheelchair attendants expect and get tips, so they are not incented to discourage the practice.

This leads to the “miracle” – as the flight boards, the apparently disabled are miraculously healed and spring to their feet to claim their seats on the flight.

“Not only do we serve them beverages and ensure their safety — now we’re healing the sick,” said Skyles, who is also a flight attendant.

I just thought it was funny.

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