dearJulius.com Write For Us

Country music singer RaeLynn claims American Airlines flight attendant harassed her over diabetes service dog

SHARE:

© Provided by Fox News RaeLynn claimed she was repeatedly harassed by an American Airlines flight attendant for flying with her 85-pound service dog.

By Alexandra Deabler, FOX News

Country music singer RaeLynn is claiming an American Airlines flight attendant harassed her and her service dog aboard a Sunday flight from North Carolina to Maryland.

The “Queens Don’t” singer, who has Type 1 Diabetes, was traveling to a conference to speak about the disease, when she said she was repeatedly harassed on board about her 85-pound German Shepherd service dog, Jazz.

“Worst experience with my service dog for my Type 1 Diabetes today on @americanair flight #4831. Harassed by the flight Attendant for the entire flight,” RaeLynn wrote on Twitter.

The 23-year-old told Taste of Country that she travels everywhere with Jazz, who “is there to detect when [her] sugar levels aren’t right,” and has never experienced any problems with flight crew.

“I’ve never had a minute of trouble. Jazz is trained to know how to lay under the seat of an airplane," she explains to the publication, "But this airplane was a small regional plane, and before we even took off, the attendant came up to me and told me that I needed to get the dog completely under the seat for take off. Jazz immediately started crying as I tried to fit him completely under the seat. I mean, if there had been turbulence, he would have been hurt."

RaeLynn said the flight attendant continued to come up to her about her dog throughout the flight.

"I did my best to keep (Jazz) there but the flight attendant continued to come to me telling me that I wasn’t being compliant," she said to Taste of Home. “I probably heard that word five-thousand times. She then accused Jazz of not being trained and not being a service dog, which obviously is not true. The flight attendant was being extremely disrespectful. She talked extremely loud and it was such a small plane."

While RaeLynn said she understands there are “certain regulations when it comes to service dogs and each airline handles it differently,” she felt “this flight attendant was extremely mean and completely disrespectful.”

The singer, who said she never complains, felt the need to speak out about the treatment she received.

"This sort of stuff bothers me so much," she adds, speaking quietly. "If I was a flight attendant, I certainly would not have made as big of a scene as she did. It could have been something that was discussed once we landed. It was no way to treat a dog, much less a service dog, and it certainly wasn’t right to treat a passenger like that either."

American Airlines said in a statement to Fox News that they contacted RaeLynn as soon as they were made aware of the incident.

“We’re sorry that RaeLynn had a bad travel experience with us. Our team is working to gather more information and facts, and our customer relations team has reached out to her directly. Piedmont Airlines, which operated flight 4831 from Charlotte, N.C. to Salisbury-Ocean City, Md., on April 9, is also reviewing these allegations,” the airliner said.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Travel,1329,
ltr
item
Travel - U.S. Daily News: Country music singer RaeLynn claims American Airlines flight attendant harassed her over diabetes service dog
Country music singer RaeLynn claims American Airlines flight attendant harassed her over diabetes service dog
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8mXw_gWbhDc/WtRKT1en6gI/AAAAAAAAhf4/IHwbgdGJzE03zHt1s34fUAVZH-X049wqgCEwYBhgL/s1600/3.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8mXw_gWbhDc/WtRKT1en6gI/AAAAAAAAhf4/IHwbgdGJzE03zHt1s34fUAVZH-X049wqgCEwYBhgL/s72-c/3.jpg
Travel - U.S. Daily News
https://travel.dailynews.us.com/2018/04/country-music-singer-raelynn-claims.html
https://travel.dailynews.us.com/
https://travel.dailynews.us.com/
https://travel.dailynews.us.com/2018/04/country-music-singer-raelynn-claims.html
true
3050905787730048509
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy