A passenger who is blind says he and his service dog were kicked off a plane at Philadelphia International Airport after his dog left his seat. He wound up making the journey on the ground instead, joined by other passengers from the plane.
The U.S. Airways plane was supposed to take off for Long Island MacArthur Airport around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday but the airline canceled the flight following the incident.
Passenger Albert Rizzi, who is from Bellport, N.Y., says he boarded the plane with his service dog Doxology — “Doxy” for short — around 8 p.m. The airline says its policy is that service dogs need to be kept close by the passenger, preferably at their feet.