European Skies Now More Accessible

I’d be remiss if I didn’t blog about the European Union Passengers with Reduced Mobility (EU PRM) regulations, which went into full effect on July 26, 2008.

These regulations prohibit EU-based airlines, travel agents or tour operators from refusing service or denying boarding to disabled passengers.

They prohibit EU airlines from charging for the transport of wheelchairs or service animals; or for wheelchair assistance in airports.

And finally, they make it the responsibility of the airport authority to provide assistance for disabled passengers; from the time they get to the airport until the moment they are seated on the airplane. Previously this responsibility was shared by the airports and the airlines.

So id you travel plans include a European flight, rest assured it will now be a more accessible experience.