I fly often and this is becoming a problem for me. I flew from BWI to DTW and back 2 weeks ago and had to wait for 7 customers in wheelchairs to deplane one way and 5 customers the other direction. Since they are given priority seating at the front of the aircraft I have a problem with this. My mother is disabled and I am sensitive to the topic but feel that this is a huge safety problem which may cause the death of all passengers behind them because no matter what the airline says, all people using wheelchairs try to get off first since they are seated in the front. If their wheelchairs are not waiting there, many stand up and wait in the aisle. I also see many using wheelchairs that do not need them. I have COPD and do not use a wheelchair although with your requirements, I could get the royal treatment with a lot of dirty looks. Does Southwest require a doctor's note for this asistance much like you do for diabetics having needles? I think that you should. Being single with no children and 49 years old I believe that I have a solution. Since you also give preference to families with children which I also detest just as much, put the children and accompanying adults in the front of the plane. Put the wheelchair customers in the back. Put me in the middle of them.
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Strange to me that you would hide or be embarrassed by your heirtage. My first girlfriend's father was from Vietnam and one of the last people to be airlifted out since he worked with our beautiful country. Since then, I have never had a bad experience with the few Vietnamese Americans that I've met and allowed me to learn from. Mind you, you can't stereotype any individual, each is unique, and God made us that way.
America is comprised of every American citizen. I am very happy when that individual brings their best to improve our country. I am very unhappy with the "Americans" that do despicable things that we see on the news.
Me, I'm just a whitebread, born & raised citizen that people from other cultures typically are suspicious of because I do what is right. But guess what, people like me are the majority here. Good and true just because it's the right thing to do. Unfortunately you don't see us in the media and I haven't seen a "representative" that represents a 38 year old white guy who never owned a house nor married although I can afford the luxury and am respectable. We are here. And we open our arms to the people that our founding fathers wrote our constitution & bill of rights for. The Congress, Senate, and our next commander and chief need to get back to the basics. By the People. For the People. Etc, etc. etc.
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