Woman kicked off flight over period pain

A WOMAN and her boyfriend have blasted airline Emirates for booting them off a plane because she had period pains.

Beth Evans, 24, and Joshua Moran, 26, were ordered to leave a $700 flight to Dubai just minutes before takeoff, The Sun reported.

The couple said a flight attendant overheard teaching assistant Beth complain that she had stomach pains caused by a painful period.

Ms Evans described the pain as "one out of ten" when sitting down, and was happy to make the seven-hour flight from the UK's Birmingham airport.

Beth Evans and boyfriend Josh Moran said they were removed from an Emirates flight after a flight attendant overheard Beth mentioning her period pain.
Beth Evans and boyfriend Josh Moran said they were removed from an Emirates flight after a flight attendant overheard Beth mentioning her period pain.

But without a doctor on the scene, Emirates crew decided the couple must unfasten their seatbelts and get off the A380 jet.

The furious couple had to spend $440 each to rebook their holiday flights.

"To be kicked off for period pains, it was madness," Mr Moran said.

"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."

Mr Moran, a barber from Birmingham, added: "They didn't have anyone look her over.

"They just contacted a medical team in the US and they said Beth couldn't fly."

Emirates defended the crew member’s decision. Picture: Mike Keating
Emirates defended the crew member’s decision. Picture: Mike Keating

A spokesman for the airline said of Saturday's incident: "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."

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.



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