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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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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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