A diabetic man fell into a coma because airport staff refused to let him take his insulin on board a flight from Auckland to Christchurch.
Qantas yesterday apologised to Tui Peter Russell, who had a severe attack on the plane and was in hospital for two weeks.
Mr Russell said check-in staff at Auckland Airport told him he could not take his medication on board because it was dangerous.
The 43-year-old Glen Innes chef said he had flown many times with Qantas and had never had problems taking his medicine on board.
The medication was clearly labelled, he said. – newzealand.
Another example of nearly protecting someone to death.