Jet2 - Your Legs Would Be Extra
British airline charges amputee to check extra prosthetic legs
A British airline is charging a double amputee an excess-baggage fee to bring a spare pair of prosthetic legs, the Daily Telegraph.
Mick Skee, who is headed to Majorca in May on vacation, told the paper that Jet2 would not waive the charge, even though he could bring a wheelchair for free.
"In my opinion, the prosthetic legs are a disability aid. A wheelchair is classed as that and can be transported free of charge," said Skee, 47. "It is ridiculous. The legs weigh less than a wheelchair, but I have been told that Jet2 is not prepared to budge.
"If I want to take a spare pair of prosthetics, I will have to pay an extra £10 ($20) for each way."
Jet2 said it would not comment on individual cases.