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where is my answer?
Sorry I asked if you could explain the situation a little more
I just need to know what happened then I can reply to you
If you can not see my typing I can change the format
I got an email saying you had answered but I cannit acess it I have already given you a fuller Question
I can only see "airline refuse to let anyone fly because they think they look ill?"
his Philippina says she was not allowed to board the plane fromManila and on to NewZealand because they thought she looked too ill. She passed her health test to get her visa. She is married to Scotsman living in New Zealand
Its bad news I am afraid.
This is because when a flight is booked, it is governed by a contract
Both the airline and the passenger are bound by the contract
Then tell me
This governs the terms and conditions of carraige
Typically there are several clases:
* clauses *
For example Virgin:
They can deny boarding and have a whole clause on it
your mental or physical state appears to present a hazard or risk to yourself, to passengers, to crew, to the aircraft or any person or property in it
Prior to boarding the aircraft for carriage you must be reasonably satisfied that you are medically fit to fly. No medical examination is necessary unless you have any reason to suspect, or ought reasonably to know, that you have a condition which might be exacerbated by the normal operation of an aircraft or could cause you difficulty if you are unable to gain access before the end of your flight to professional medical assistance. If you have any doubt whatsoever you are obliged to seek professional medical advice before flying with us. Whenever you are aware of a health condition of the type just mentioned, but have been advised that you are fit to fly provided certain precautions are taken (for example, use of medication), it is your responsibility to ensure that all such precautions are in fact taken before, during and after your flight, as the case may be and that you are able, if requested to do so, to produce written evidence of your fitness to fly
As such they can reasonably refuse to let someone board.
All airlines have similar clauses for example British Airways
Virgins are found: http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/gb/en/travel-information/customer-service/conditions-of-carriage/article-7.html
BA are found: http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/legal/conditions-of-carriage
What your friend should do is examine the terms and conditions to see if they can be refused travel.
But generally speaking the answer is yes.
I am sorry if this is not the answer your friend wants and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
If it is Air Philippines then their terms and conditions are here:
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