Security Searches and Disability

Getting through an airport can be stressful at the best of times but it’s still more difficult when you have to deal with security searches. These can be embarrassing, uncomfortable or even painful for many disabled people. What can you expect of security staff? What are your rights and how …

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Air Travel for People With Tourette’s Syndrome

In a security-conscious age, air travel can be stressful for anybody. If you experience behaviours under stress that might draw the wrong kind of attention to you, it can be a nightmare. This makes some people with Tourette’s syndrome feel that they cannot safely fly. In fact, most of the …

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Best Airlines for Disabled Travel

These days, when you’re flying, there’s more choice than ever. You’ll find lots of different offers from companies trying to tempt you to use their services. But which companies over the best service for disabled people, and what hidden costs should you be aware of that may make your final …

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Air Travel for People With Chronic Illness

If you have chronic health problems, flying can seem frustratingly complicated. You’ll have extra paperwork to sort out, possible extra expenses, and extra planning to do, even though you may have less energy than the average person. There’s also the stress of getting through the airport. Fortunately there is help …

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Air Travel for Wheel Chair Users

Being disabled should not be a barrier to air travel and holidays. The important thing is to plan ahead and let the airline, travel agent or tour operator know what type of assistance you will require at the airport or on the plane. Try and give the airline as much …

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Air Travel when Deaf or Hearing Impaired

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment and will require assistance at the airport it is advisable to inform your travel agent or the airline company you are travelling with as soon as possible so that they may make the necessary staffing arrangements. It is best, if at …

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Air Travel when Blind or Visually Impaired

Blind or visually impaired air passengers should, if they will require additional assistance at the airport and on the flight, always inform their travel agent or the airline company they are using. It is suggested that, where possible, passengers give as much notice as possible, so that staff can be …

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