12 May '11, 11am

Korean Air refused to let a terminal cancer patient board a flight to Korea because she 'looked too frail.'

Korean Air refused to let a terminal cancer patient board a flight to Korea because she 'looked too frail.'

Korean Air denied a terminal cancer patient in the United States a seat on a flight to Korea because she 'looked too frail.' -- PHOTO: REUTERS KOREAN Air denied a terminal cancer patient in the United States a seat on a flight to Korea because she 'looked too frail.' Crystal Kim, a Korean-American with stage 4 breast cancer, was to take the flight on Saturday for Mother's Day. Even though she had two doctors' notes explaining that her terminal breast cancer wouldn't be a problem during the flight, Korean Air still refused to let her board at an international airport in Seattle. Mrs Kim was accompanied by her daughter. The two were told by Korean Air agents that Mrs Kim looked too frail and weak to fly. Korean Air said the agents in Seattle were informed that Mrs Kim has been visiting emergency room recently suffering from abdominal pain. Her doctors' notes showed that the ...

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