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Can airlines deny boarding for passengers who are visibly very sick or have disturbing body odour? Like they do with very overweight passengers?

Denying passengers due to body odour is in the category of things that happen, but happen rarely enough to sometimes be considered newsworthy. Here's a fairly straightforward example from 2010: ...
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Can airlines deny boarding for passengers who are visibly very sick or have disturbing body odour? Like they do with very overweight passengers?

Captains can decline to carry anyone they believe may pose a risk to flight safety. Extremely overweight passengers are declined, I believe, on the grounds that the chairs and seatbelts cannot ensure ...
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