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The nightmare of disabled passengers on board planes

The nightmare of disabled passengers on board planes

The nightmare of disabled passengers on board planes For safety reasons, current federal regulations require passengers in wheelchairs to sit in airplane seats, and most mobility devices must be stowed in the cargo hold with travelers’ baggage. James Glasbergen of Kitchener knows this procedure, but dreads it every time he flies. And when he boarded an Air Transat flight from Toronto to London on June 30 to see the Rolling Stones in concert, his concerns proved justified: airline staff dropped in the aisle while being transferred to his seat. There followed a struggle of more than three minutes to raise and install the 90 kg man in his seat. There wasn’t enough room to fit me in the seat and they let me downrecalls Mr. Glasbergen, a 46-year-old former travel agent who was paralyzed following a car accident in 1992. ” All of a sudden, my body hit the ground with a loud thud. » — A quote from James Glassbergen After two failed attempts, a flight attendant and another passenger intervened and the group managed to seat him. It goes beyond frustration and shock. I’m madcontinues James Glasbergen, who adds that it was not the first time that he found himself on the ground. There is absolutely no dignity for people with disabilities who need assistance. It calls on airlines and regulators to find a way to allow wheelchair users to remain seated in their personal mobility devices when traveling, such as on buses and trains. If We Can Fly a Helicopter to Mars, We Can Make Wheelchair Travel Safehe suggests. Transfer problems, damaged wheelchairs Air Transat has apologized and claims to have contacted its passenger to discuss how to improve future travel experiences, the carrier said in...

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Happy travel – ladepeche.fr

Happy travel – ladepeche.fr

Happy travel – ladepeche.fr The popular adage, sometimes attributed to Jack London, is that it’s not the destination that counts but the journey. Passengers who have taken the plane in recent months and even more this summer, have been able to measure the full depth of the sentence whether boarding an Airbus or a Boeing, in Roissy or New York, in Toronto or London-Heathrow has become a real adventure full of surprises and, above all, a real obstacle course worthy of Beijing Express. It is true that air travel has evolved significantly since the middle of the 20th century.e century. On the one hand, the plane is no longer the prerogative of a globalized elite, and that’s a good thing. Under the pressure of low-cost airlines, it has become more democratic and, in 2019, the last “normal” year before the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic, some 4.5 billion people flew around the world. On the other hand, the terrorist attacks that took place in the 1990s and above all the Islamist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York in 2001 led to a drastic reinforcement of security measures which significantly lengthened the time needed to boarding. Gone are the days when you went almost instantly from the airport hall to your seat in the cabin. From then on, air travel – from boarding to baggage claim – has become an incredibly complex machinery that the slightest grain of sand can very quickly seize up, as thousands of passengers noticed at the beginning of July. When the Covid hit global air traffic hard in 2019, causing it to fall by two-thirds, airports and airlines separated from some of their staff who are sorely lacking...

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