Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tag: Air Travel

A New Rule Means Some People With Wheelchairs Can’t Fly On American Airlines

Published: November 2, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

John Morris calls himself an “aviation geek.” He’s a frequent flyer who, in his power wheelchair, has traveled to 46 countries. His goal is to visit every country.

“I love air travel,” he says. From takeoff and to the way the engines cut off right before touchdown, “that joy that I get from that is just so incredible.”

Air Travel is Often Dangerous for People with Disabilities

Published: November 26, 2019

U.S. Army veteran and frequent traveler who uses a wheelchair discusses perils of flying and why change is needed now.

Airlines damage 7,747 wheelchairs since January 2019

Published: November 25, 2019

‘These medical devices are essentially a part of a disabled person’s body,’ says US senator

Airlines in America have damaged thousands of passengers’ wheelchairs so far this year, according to new figures.

Between January and September 2019, US carriers reported having mishandled at least 7,747 chairs – an average of 29 a day.

Funding the Future of Accessible Air Travel | Michele Erwin | TEDxPlano

Published: April 15, 2019

Founder and President of All Wheels Up, Michele Erwin’s interest in accessible air travel began when she realized traveling with her son who has a severe physical disability and uses a wheelchair was not safe.