All of these comments regarding 'fake' injuries are really interesting. I often travel with a daughter in her mid-twenties who has debilitating rheumatoid arthritis. She 'looks' healthy and vibrant on the outside, however, she moves slow and is often in a lot of pain. This daughter has been pushed and knocked over by other fliers who were trying to get around her without apology. It saddens me to see what this world has come to. The plane will leave with everyone at the same time. Be calm. Be kind. My daughter refuses a wheelchair because of the stigma attached to it. She has the option to pre-board so she can sit closer to the bathroom as well as ease of getting on and off the plane without having to stand too long. I have learned that some people without disabilites can be very cruel and intolerant because they don't want to be inconvenienced. A day in a disabled person's shoes would shed some light on their perspective. If they could fly as an A-lister who earned it, I'm sure they would. My daughter has earned the best 'courage' badge for how she remains kind to all people inspite of their judgmental stares, etc. Happy travels to you all!
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