Things are Not Always as They Seem

I’m usually glad to see accessible travel get more mainstream publicity; however a recent article in the New York Times about airline passengers faking a disability just to get through security faster, left me a little bit irritated. Granted, the writer tried to present both sides of the story, but the article also strongly implied that folks should “look disabled” in order to avail themselves of airport wheelchairs. Continue reading

Asiana Launches New Lounge for Disabled Customers — Good or Bad Idea?

When I first read about Asiana Airlines new Hansarang Lounge — reserved for disabled customers at Seoul’s Inchon Airport — I was lukewarm to the idea. To be honest it just reeked of segregation, something that the disabled community in the US fought long and hard to eliminate. But then I looked at it from another perspective.

Perhaps, I mused, it could be the beginning of integration. Continue reading