Grounded for looking sick

Suzanne Hays

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WTLV) On August 5 72-year-old Suzanne Hays was traveling from Akron, Ohio to Orlando, Florida.

Hays had a flight change in Detroit, and that change has become an experience she would like to forget.

Before Flight 19 would depart from Detroit to Orlando there was a problem. Hays said a passenger who was next to her decided to talk to the airline crew about her looking tired and drowsy.

“Then she came back and said they’ve moved us because I might be contagious,” said Hays.

Hays said she was not sick then and she is not sick now. Shortly after that Hays said she was asked to leave the airplane. She said she was devastated.

“I started crying and crying,” she said.

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