Ask any wheelchair-user about the problems with accessible travel, and most likely the issue of the airlines damaging or losing wheelchairs will come up. I’ve been covering accessible travel for over 25 years and writing about lost and damaged wheelchairs for at least that long. It’s a huge issue.
Unfortunately now the subject has taken on a deadly twist. A woman has lost her life because United Airlines nearly destroyed her customized power wheelchair.
I absolutely hate writing posts like this, mostly because in this day and age things like this just shouldn’t happen. The Air Carrier Access Act was passed in 1986, yet I continue to get reports of gross access failures of US airlines. Continue reading
In response to a New York artist’s failed attempt to pass off her pet peacock (Dexter) as an emotional support animal on a recent United Airlines flight, the airline responded by tightening their emotional support animal policies beginning on March 1, 2018. Continue reading
OK, here’s a riddle for you.
You have a child who lacks trunk support and is unable to sit up in an airplane seat on her own. She is too big for a car seat and can’t sit on your lap. What do you do? Continue reading