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Old Nov 26, 12, 10:50 am
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Figgie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
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Originally Posted by Catusa View Post
I think its easier to be judgemental about this situation because she had what some people could say "self induced" problems but I thinks its important for airlines and pax with special needs to think about airport accesability at arrival/departure and transfer airports. I have seen pax carried up aircraft stairs in wheelchairs in airports without jetbridges and thought that looked unacceptably dangerous.
It actually isn't as dangerous as it looks. When there isn't a jetbridge or a lift (that's when I get to ride the lift with the garbage), it is fairly common to be strapped into an aisle chair and then be carried up or down the aircraft steps. The people who do this are pretty experienced and I've never felt at all unsafe being carried.

Plus I MUCH prefer being carried up or down in an aisle chair to being thrown over someone's shoulder and carried like a sack of potatoes.
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