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the airline “Victory” has commented on reports about the incident with the veteran, which occurred on the flight Kazan – Sochi.

As earlier reported, the passenger initially were not allowed to land because of its superiority in one hundred grams, and then on pre-purchased seats with additional legroom.

according to RIA Novosti, the press service of the airline said that 90-year-old man was registered for the flight on 2 February and he had a ticket for the extra comfort seat, but this seat is near emergency exit, and the crew couldn’t put the veteran.

“According to the world standards of safety near emergency exits cannot accommodate customers that in the event of evacuation will not be able to provide the necessary assistance to the crew”, — said the press service.

the press service of “Victory”, stressed that for the service “Choice of location” the veteran returned the money.

Earlier it was reported that the veterans of the great Patriotic war will be free to issue tickets for Aeroflot flights in the period from 3 to 12 may 2022. The action on the free transportation of veterans dedicated to 75-th anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 war.

free flights in economy class is available to veterans and invalids of the great Patriotic war, citizens of Russia, CIS, Baltic States, Georgia and/or permanently reside in one of these States, as well as former underage prisoners of concentration camps, ghetto and other places of detention. In the case of availability of vacant seats in a higher class is possible to re-register them.

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