42-years old Angelique Bibby has disclosed how she was refused boarding on her flight from Montreal to Vancouver for not wearing a mask. She also had a doctors note requesting she be able to fly without a mask because of her ‘severe claustrophobia and anxiety’.
Bibby was from Kelowna, British Columbia has been returning home after visiting her sister in Ottawa. She had already taken the two flights without any issue.
But on the third flight, she was stopped and forced to purchase another flight with WestJet at a cost of $1,300.
Bibby said she requested them that she can’t wear a mask because of claustrophobia. She was left stranded in Montreal. Bibby was with her one-year-old daughter.
Bibby said when she asked them how she was going to get back to Kelowna. They told her it wasn’t their problem. She was yelled and treated like a criminal though she was a patient.
If she had donned a mask and passed out because of her claustrophobia what would happen to her and her 1-year old daughter. In that situation, what the flight staff does. They should have made some type of policy for these types of patients.
They have made this angry exchange in front of her 1-year old daughter. But in the end, she was able to reserve a seat in a WestJet.
Everybody was aware of what was going on. They all treated her nicely. She said they offered her food and tried to make her comfortable.
While on the other hand, Air Canada treated her badly. They said in a statement that face covering is necessary onboard.