Jumpseat denial still happening is it? Let me give you the flight attendant's point of view.
Witnessing this happen even once was too much. It is actually nauseating ( and I do mean physically).
I am mystified so someone please explain it to me. How does it feel to deliberately leave someone at the gate
We are respectful of the Captain's authority, but we also are not eunuchs. We have been and will continue to be resourceful when it comes to helping any commuters of any stripe when the Captain won't.
Do not know how it feels because I have never denied, but I could Imagine it might feel much like you descibed it as a witness.
Be careful if your resourcefullness overides that Captains decision.