Woman booted off Southwest Airlines after she pulled her masks down to sip water

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Woman booted off Southwest Airlines after she pulled her masks down to sip water

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.

She has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the airline and added that the flight attendant ignored her medical exemption card. She claims the worker said, “We don’t care” in response to seeing the documentation.

Reading said she tearfully exited out of the plane as she was escorted by a gate attendant.

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