- Commercial airliners are required to have medical kits and AED machines onboard.
- Critics say the FAA’s minimum medical kit requirements are insufficient.
- Passengers should stay in their seats if someone else is being treated for a medical emergency.
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Linda Sbarra was in the middle of a 10-hour flight home from Greece via Italy with her husband and three kids in 2016 when she found herself struggling to breathe.