• Tips/tricks: Flying

    Posted by danielle-dani-liptak on March 21, 2019 at 3:27 am

    The Air Carrier Access Act, signed into law in 1986, led to the implementation of regulations designed to ensure equal access in air travel. These are three important things I learned. First you can’t be denied pre-boarding, they must offer pre-boarding to passengers with a disability who self-identify at the gate as needing additional time or assistance to board, stow accessibility equipment, or be seated. Second, wheelchair users must be permitted to remain in their own wheelchair to the door of the aircraft, whether that aircraft is connected to a jet bridge or parked at a remote gate on the ramp. Also, airlines must return the wheelchair to you right away. Finally, the law requires that your wheelchair be returned as close as possible to the aircraft door, you do not have to wait in the terminal for your chair as to allow other passengers to board for the next flight.

    What are some laws or rules that you have learned while flying with MD? What difficulties have you encountered?

     

    danielle-dani-liptak replied 5 years, 1 month ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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