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News and opinion on travel for people with disability.

United Airlines Earns Top Marks on Disability Equality Index

United Airlines has earnt perfect marks on a disability equality index for both employee and travellers disability access.

TransPennine performs sharp U-turn on train access after protest threat

TPE said in a statement that, following discussions with the Department for Transport and Rail North Partnership, it had decided not to introduce any Mark Three trains (without any provision for wheelchair-users) into passenger service.

Air Travel: TSA Agents Humiliate Wheelchair Using Olympic Champion

A wheelchair user was subjected to an embarrassing, intrusive and excessive security scan.

UK Government set to ignore key air travel discrimination concerns

The government appears to be ignoring pleas to clamp down on significant areas of discrimination against disabled air passengers.

Girl with autism denied priority flight boarding

An airline showed a complete lack of understanding and assistance towards a family with an autistic child and made boarding much more difficult.

Rail company to run services with no wheelchair spaces

From July, TransPennine Express (TPE) is to introduce two extra trains, each with four carriages, all of which will be inaccessible to wheelchair-users.

A fresh take on accessible air travel for wheelchair users

A very detailed discussion on the problems and possible solutions for air travel for wheelchair users and electric wheelchairs.

Gatwick Airport launches lanyard for passengers with hidden disabilities

A trial scheme to help people with invisible / hidden disabilities to get help at the airport has been launched and seems worthwhile expanding including to Australia.

British Airways policy discriminates against disabled woman

A disabled woman is having to pay hundreds of pounds extra to fly to Canada to visit a friend because British Airways (BA) has refused to make a simple alteration to a ticket she bought for one of her two personal assistants (PAs).

How To Access Air Travel: 3 Top Tips For Making Your...

3 quick tips on how to make your next air travel less stressful and more accessible.

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