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Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused her to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she did not have the proper paperwork.

Seventy-eight-year-old Jane Graham-Bailey of Jensen Beach, Fla., told the Asheville Citizen-Times (http://avlne.ws/1hnZK37) she hoped to board a flight in Asheville to go home in time for an Easter dinner with her family, after visiting her daughter in North Carolina.

Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Graham-Bailey was denied passage because she did not have a required physician consent form for the oxygen tank. Wheeler says the airline's rules are based on FAA regulations.

Graham-Bailey said no one asked for paperwork when she flew from Florida to North Carolina. She plans to fly home Sunday from a Tennessee airport.

Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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