As airlines continue to cram more and more people into each plane, the flying experience gets less comfortable for all passengers -- especially as the traveling public grows increasingly overweight.
Most carriers now have some sort of policy in place to prevent obese travelers from infringing on the personal space of the passengers next to them.
“We'll still have someone contact you," came the message, at last, after two trips in travel hell.
"We don't want to lose your business and hope you won't give up on us.” But I have given up on American Airlines. I urge anybody who travels with a disability to consider any other airline.
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If I could walk, I wouldn’t have been left onboard, twice, after everyone else disembarked.
Consult with your physician before traveling overseas to identify health care needs during your trip.
As a space and aviation writer, I never look forward to writing about a bad experience in the air.
Those who use wheelchairs to get around know how unfriendly our friendly skies can become. "It’s all done through corporate.” There is no-one here from American Eagle corporate, though were told a "corporate management liaison" is in the airport for the parent carrier.
Information for Hawaii Travelers with Disabilities: Hawaii will honor disability placards from other states and countries.
This will allow you to park in any disability parking space.