Woman Kicked Off Emirates Flight For Having Period Pain
A young woman and her boyfriend have been booted from their $700 Emirates flight after crew members overheard the girl complaining of period pain.
24-year-old Beth Evans and her 26-year-old partner Joshua Moran were boarding a flight from Birmingham to Dubai when they were suddenly ordered to disembark the plane.
The couple said that they were kicked off the Emirates plane after a flight attendant overheard Beth saying that she had stomach cramps.
Beth says that she described the period pain as being only "one out of ten” and that she was comfortable making the seven-hour commute to Dubai.
However, Emirates staff said that they couldn’t risk leaving the woman on the flight as there was no doctor on board.
The couple were understandably furious at the way they had been treated by Emirates and at the fact that they had to spend a further $440 each to book another flight.
“To be kicked off for period pains, it was madness,” said Mr Moran.
“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.”
“They didn’t have anyone look her over. They just contacted a medical team in the US and they said Beth couldn’t fly,” Mr Moran added.
Emirates have since spoken out about the incident, defending their actions.
“The passenger alerted crew that she was suffering from discomfort and pain and mentioned she was feeling unwell.
“The captain made the decision to request medical support and offload Ms Evans so she could access medical assistance.
“We would not have wanted to endanger Ms Evans by delaying medical help had she worsened during the flight.”