This campaign is positive, constructive and progressive.
There is a desire for people across the disabled community to travel, those who simply cannot leave their wheelchair find this process of travel undignified, unsafe and an arduous task.
Most don’t use Air Travel, they are an invisible statistic.
Governments look on with disdain
Governments want this resolved this without stepping in and enforcing regulation.
Dialogue with airlines, wheelchair manufactures and all stakeholders can change this process.
More Customers for Airlines
Safer Dignified Travel
We are all living longer – lets create a foundation for future customers.
Travelling on an airplane for some disabled users without their wheelchair is incredibly unsafe and this forces many millions of disabled people around the world to avoid flying.
Even those who brave being manhandled into a regular seat find their wheelchairs have been lost or damaged on arrival. It cannot be overstated how much they rely on this essential equipment.
Airlines spend millions every year recovering, repairing them and paying out compensation.
Surely, if the airlines invest in designated wheelchair spaces then the financial saving in fines, compensation and of course brand protection would reap rewards.
Is it Just the Money?
Those in the industry tell us that they will not spend the money because its a tough industry financially – even a brief look at this shows that this cant be the problem.
Airbus have orders for aircraft costing from £75 Million covering the next 20 years- price list here.
When you can fly you to Dublin for £15.00! does this suggest that they can do more?
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