Jetstar Takes on a Paralympian This Time - and Loses Again

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Kurt Fearnley had just crawled along a 60-mile jungle track in Papua New Guinea.

But when he arrived at Brisbane airport a few days later, Jetstar-- an offshoot of Qantas airlines -- asked him to check in his wheelchair.

Kurt adapts quickly:

Fearnley, who won marathon gold in the Beijing and Athens Paralympics, was insulted at being asked to give up his independence.

He said the equivalent for an able-bodied person "would be having your legs tied together, your pants pulled down and be carried or pushed through an airport."

In protest, he rejected the airline's wheelchair and dragged himself through the terminal, in and out of the toilet, and onto the plane.


Source:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,576816,00.html?test=latestnews

Gold medal for that one, mate!

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