It sounds like a scene from Come Fly With Me: a badly disabled young boy, excited about what is likely to be the last foreign holiday of his life, is prevented from going because the budget airline from which his parents have bought tickets decides his wheelchair is too heavy to put on the plane. It isn’t, though, a cringe-inducing comedy sketch, but instead the cringe-inducing news of easyJet’s conduct towards Declan Spencer, a 12-year-old with muscular dystrophy.
Some will be outraged, some will not give a shit.
I’m not going to call for a boycott of easyJet: potential passengers can decide for themselves whether they want to give their money to a company that treats handicapped children the way it treated Declan Spencer.
Quite, the glory of a competitive marketplace. Declan and family are flying on another airline.
You, us, the general public, can decide whether that threatment is worthy of seeking an alternative to Easyjet or not. Our morals, our money, our choice as to whether to deploy our money in pursuit of our moral aims.If enough of us care then Easyjet will change its ways. If not enough of us do then it won’t.
The problem with this system is what?
The alternative system of course being a change in the law: but if enough of us care then we don’t need to change the law and if not enough of us care then why change the law?