New Rules Require Airlines To Report How Many Wheelchairs They Break.

January 8, 2019

Disability Scoop (1/8, Browning) says, “Airlines and disability groups are working together to ‘reduce the number of wheelchairs damaged in air travel’ by examining airlines’ handling and storage guidelines, training staff to handle wheelchairs and encouraging manufacturers to build wheelchairs suitable for airplane travel.” This comes after Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) “got a law passed requiring airlines to report to the Department of Transportation how many wheelchairs or motorized scooters they lose, mishandle or break.” The law took effect last month, and “disability advocates expect the reports to reveal a huge problem.”

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