A 24-year-old woman from the UK has reportedly been booted from an Emirates flights after complaining about her period pain, according to The Sun.
Beth Evans says a flight attendant overheard her telling her boyfriend, Joshua Moran, that she was suffering from cramps after they boarded a plane going from Birmingham, England, to Dubai, according to the Times of London. She told the flight attendant that the pain only rated “1 on a scale of 10” and was happy to fly, but the pair were reportedly forced off the flight.
“To be kicked off for period pains, it was madness,” Daniel told The Sun.
“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.”
As there wasn’t a doctor on the scene, Daniel says the crew contacted a medical team in the US who decided Beth couldn’t fly. The couple then had to spend $700 AUD on rebooking their holiday flights.
An Emirates spokesperson said in a statement that Beth was removed from the flight due to a “medical emergency”.
“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.”