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Emirates Passenger's Menstrual Pain Got Her Kicked Off Flight

Emirates Passenger's Menstrual Pain Got Her Kicked Off Flight
A passenger on an Emirates flight says she was kicked off for having menstrual pains. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:30 PM

A passenger was removed from an Emirates flight to Dubai for telling her boyfriend she had menstrual pain even though she told officials it was minor and she was fine.

According to The Sun, Beth Evans, 24, and her boyfriend, Josh Moran, 26, were removed from the flight before it took off from Birmingham, England, for Dubai on Saturday afternoon. A stewardess overheard Evans telling her boyfriend about the pains, but Evans said she told the crew her pain was a “one out of ten” when sitting down and that she would have no problem making the seven-hour flight.

The crew decided, however, that because there was no doctor on board, the couple had to get off the plane and reschedule their flight, which they say cost them $350 each, according to The Washington Post.

Moran told the Sun, “To be kicked off for period pains, it was madness. Beth was in tears and getting upset when the hostess was asking her questions. It’s embarrassing to have to explain about period pains when it’s being overheard.” 

A spokesperson for the airline said Evans was removed from the flight so she could get medical assistance. “We would not have wanted to endanger Ms. Evans by delaying medical help had she worsened during the flight,” the spokesperson said, The Sun reported.

The airline had contacted a U.S.-based medical team, which apparently told crew members Evans should not fly, the New York Post reported.

The airline's website states passengers with certain medical conditions may not be permitted to fly, but menstrual pain is not one of the conditions listed. The site does say situations are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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