Blind woman says she and guide dog were kicked off plane

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An American Airlines spokeswoman says the airline is investigating the allegations.

Sue Martin, of Franklin, says she, her husband, and her guide dog, Quan, boarded a plane bound for Dallas, Texas, at Reagan National Airport near Washington on March 1. She asked a flight attendant if she could be moved to a seat in another row that had room for the German shepherd.

FRANKLIN, Maine — A blind woman from Maine says she and her service dog were kicked off an American Airlines flight after she requested a different seat.

Martin says the flight attendant refused. That’s when she says she was asked to leave by an American Airlines employee who said her presence on the plane was not safe. A man in first class later offered his seat, which Martin accepted.

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