disability

Despite being a cold January the 3rd afternoon, the children’s excitement of escaping the cold of Buffalo Niagara in favour of Orlando and Walt Disney World had a buzz in both of the limousines that it took to bring our party of 10 to the airport from the hotel. Thankfully the curbside check-in was open, […]

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After breaking my lower leg on a trip to San Diego, I was placed in a non-weight bearing cast and given crutches. I returned to Milwaukee 4 days later and had to transfer in Chicago. The little plane had lots of stairs to climb and I had to carry a legal sized carry-on bag and […]

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I was scheduled to fly US Airways from NAS to BWI with a plane change in PHL. I arrived at the airport and waited, only to have the flight delayed for an hour. After a few grumbles from us sunburned travelers, we waited for another hour – not that bad. As soon as we got […]

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My story concerns a flight from Houston to Portland, as part of a trip that was to end in Honolulu. My mother, age 75, was traveling with my oldest son and me. Our purpose was to attend my youngest son’s wedding in Honolulu. Because of my mother’s rather fragile health I arranged that we have […]

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At four months pregnant, I fractured my foot, so I requested wheelchair assistance for boarding and deplaning. At the airport, after learning that our plane had been downsized, I waited over 30 minutes after boarding began for a wheelchair. The gate attendant called for the wheelchair three times, and everyone else had boarded by the […]

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Where do I start with this little adventure? There’re two things here… PART 1: Keep in mind: My mom is disabled and walks with the assistance of a cane. I have a messed up back. We arrive at the airport early. The flight status is ON TIME. The first sign of trouble: We get to […]

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A very rude and obnoxious passenger was on my flight and he made it hell. My girlfriend and I were returning back to NYC from Singapore going through Heathrow a total of 20+hours, 13hours from Singapore to London. My girlfriend broke her foot while visiting my family over here, and was placed in the bulkhead […]

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My wife and I went on a Caribbean Cruise, and took a nonstop flight back home, Puerto Rico to Los Angeles, on American Airlines. On this return flight, we encountered one of the BATTIEST flight crews around. It started in the airport. First off, they neglected to do any pre-boarding. We saw this poor old […]

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We were traveling from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh in 2002. While waiting to go through security, I was behind a young man who had been in a car accident and was on crutches. And his right leg had external pinning, that is, his leg had an outside metal pin system holding his broken bones in place. […]

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I don’t have any long horror story about my fellow passengers, just about the airline itself. Recently when I checked into my United flight, I found that we had been assigned seats in the very last row. As I am in a wheelchair, I called the airline to request something a little closer to the […]

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During Christmas 2006, I fly home from California to Massachusetts to spend holidays with the family. My fiance and I board the plane to MA to take the 6 hour flight and he agrees to change seats with me as I was sitting directly next to a toddler and did not want to. Odd behavior, […]

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Started off real nice. I was going from California to Oklahoma City on United Airlines. I have C.O.P.D. and can hardly walk and breathe now. Requested wheelchair ahead of time at each airport. Going was real great. Wheelchair at each airport and even at the door to the plane. Now the return trip was a different […]

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