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Airline crew accused of refusing to accommodate traveler with autism to undergo ‘additional training’


SkyWest Airlines said it will require a crew to undergo “additional training” after concluding its investigation into a man’s claim that crew members refused to allow his brother with autism to sit near a family member on a recent flight and walked off the plane.

All 75 passengers aboard SkyWest Flight 3596 from Detroit to Houston were forced to exit the aircraft last Friday and board another flight three hours later with a new crew as a result of an issue with seat assignments. The original crew, including the pilots, were grounded while the airline conducted its investigation.

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