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New rules to make flying easier for passengers with disabilities

By BA Staff The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), to ensure equal access to air transportation for all travellers, is requiring airline websites and automated airport kiosks to be accessible to passengers with disabilities. In addition, DOT will allow airlines to choose between stowing wheelchairs in a cabin compartment on new aircraft or strapping them to a row of seats, …

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USDOT fines US Airways $1.2m for failure to provide wheelchair assistance

By BA Staff The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined US Airways $1.2 million for failing to provide adequate wheelchair assistance to passengers in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C. The fine is one of the largest ever assessed by DOT in a disability case. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said: “All air travelers deserve to be treated equally and with respect, …

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