Airline Refused to Allow Musiga President-Obour to Board Because They Thought He Was 8 Months Pregnant
Aviation laws make it unlawful for passengers who are heavily pregnant to fly—and therefore, people near their due dates won’t be allowed to board any flight in any part of the world.
The current president of the Musicians Union of Ghana-Musiga, Bice Osei Kuffour known as Obour (a musician) has narrated how embarrassing it was for him when an airline refused to allow him to board a flight from USA to Ghana—insisting that he was about 8 months pregnant.
According to Obour, he had traveled without any problems to the United States for a scheduled meeting with the now Grammy award nominee-Rocky Dawuni. The meeting couldn’t come on and therefore he had to fly back home.
Obour said “when I got JFK airport in New York, I checked in and everything looked alright. I was looking forward to getting to Ghaan to eat my favourite fufu and large pork meat mixed with cow foot when one of the beautiful airline staff members called me.”
“When she said, I am sorry you can’t travel because the seating will be uncomfortable at this stage of your pregnancy, I thought she was talking to someone behind me. I tried to explain to her that I am not pregnant but she kept insisting if I say I am not over 8 months pregnant, then I need to show this by providing a letter from my doctor.”
Per Obour’s account, it was a back and forth at the airport which took nearly 2 hours to settle—finally, the airline realized their mistake but by that time, he had missed the flight.
He was booked for free on the next day flight to Ghana—and he was provided a hotel accommodation at Hilton where he enjoyed their large portions of beef and roasted pork for free, at the expense of the airline.