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NH parents upset Southwest Airlines orders terminally ill son out of safety seat
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) ' A New Hampshire couple says Southwest Airlines flight attendants put the couple's terminally ill son at risk by ordering him out of a safety seat and into a regular passenger seat.
Chris Dainiak of Bedford said he and his wife were told to remove 8-year-old Nicholas from his protective travel seat for a Friday flight home from Florida. Nicholas suffers from a rare illness and can't walk, talk, or hold his head up.
Dainiak told The Associated Press the attendants agreed Nicholas would be safer in his special seat but didn't know if it was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. He said he wants Southwest to develop a policy to ensure other people with disabled children aren't put in similar situations.
Southwest said it was looking into Dainiak's concern.