A Southwest Airlines passenger is suing the carrier for $10 million, claiming that employees yelled at her and pulled her off a flight because she repeatedly took off her mask to drink water.
According to the lawsuit, Reading,68. said she removed her masks because she needed to drink water for a medical condition and has a medical exemption for a heart condition, low blood pressure, and claustrophobia.
However, after being told to put her mask over her nose and mouth by a flight attendant, Reading was kicked off of the Palm Beach-bound flight. She was heading home from Washington D.C.