Reduced Mobility News http://www.reducedmobility.eu/ Mon, 22 May 2017 19:08:44 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Air Namibia tells teenager in wheelchair she cannot fly http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170518719/TheNews/air-namibia-tells-teenager-in-wheelchair-she-cannot-fly Sixteen-year-old Victoria Martin was denied boarding an Air Namibia flight because she is a wheelchair user.

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paypal@reducedmobility.eu (George Sensalis) Thu, 18 May 2017 08:14:05 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170518719/TheNews/air-namibia-tells-teenager-in-wheelchair-she-cannot-fly
British Airways face UK CAA probe after dementia sufferer is bumped off flight http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170428718/TheNews/british-airways-face-uk-caa-probe-after-dementia-sufferer-is-bumped-off-flight Reduced Mobility Rights call on the UK CAA to probe allegations British Airways bumped a dementia sufferer off an overbooked flight.

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paypal@reducedmobility.eu (George Sensalis) Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:56:22 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170428718/TheNews/british-airways-face-uk-caa-probe-after-dementia-sufferer-is-bumped-off-flight
Guide dog Joey first member of the easyjet Furry Flight Club http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170425717/TheNews/guide-dog-joey-first-member-of-the-easyjet-furry-flight-club Budget airline easyJet welcomed the first member of its 'furry flight club' yesterday, with guide dog Joey reaching the milestone of 35 flights with easyJet alongside his owner Jan Gibson. 

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paypal@reducedmobility.eu (George Sensalis) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:14:01 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170425717/TheNews/guide-dog-joey-first-member-of-the-easyjet-furry-flight-club
Learn the secret to make air travel truly accessible http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170410716/TheNews/learn-the-secret-to-make-air-travel-truly-accessible When talking about accessible air travel we often focus on building and airplane accessibility. While this is important, it is far from enough to make air travel an experience for all.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:53:59 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170410716/TheNews/learn-the-secret-to-make-air-travel-truly-accessible
Prenotification Will ABTA travel agents ever get it right? http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170407715/TheNews/prenotification-will-abta-travel-agents-ever-get-it-right Whenever traveling by air it’s crucial to let the airline know of any specific need, a process commonly called prenotification.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:57:38 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170407715/TheNews/prenotification-will-abta-travel-agents-ever-get-it-right
Meet the Heroes who will make air travel fully accessible http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170405714/TheNews/meet-the-heroes-who-will-make-air-travel-fully-accessible For most differently able people, air travel is more accessible than ever before. The air travel industry has come a long way from its dark ages, when people with physical limitations simply could not fly.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:13:37 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170405714/TheNews/meet-the-heroes-who-will-make-air-travel-fully-accessible
Paris airport takes lead in innovating services for disabled people http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170313713/TheNews/paris-airport-takes-lead-in-innovating-services-for-disabled-people Making complicated things simple, that's the spirit behind the ground-breaking PRM management software Paris CDG airport has chosen to enhance services for disabled people.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:50:20 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170313713/TheNews/paris-airport-takes-lead-in-innovating-services-for-disabled-people
Global leader Medaire explains how disability training helps airports gain efficiency http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170311712/TheNews/global-leader-medaire-explains-how-disability-training-helps-airports-gain-efficiency The Ageing Population and PRMs track of PTE2017 will open on March 16th. I spoke with Mark Pearce, Head of Commercial Aviation at Medaire Europe to learn more about his upcoming presentation on disability awareness training.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:56:41 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170311712/TheNews/global-leader-medaire-explains-how-disability-training-helps-airports-gain-efficiency
New report says improved wayfinding makes airports more accessible http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170309711/TheNews/new-report-says-improved-wayfiding-makes-airports-more-accessible The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is to publish a study featuring a first-of-its-kind tool for airports, the Wayfinding Accessibility Audit Checklist.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:24:53 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170309711/TheNews/new-report-says-improved-wayfiding-makes-airports-more-accessible
New technology can improve airport assistance for disabled people http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170306710/TheNews/new-technology-can-improve-airport-assistance-for-disabled-people With Passenger Terminal Conference 2017 opening in one week, we take a closer look at how new technology can improve assistance for people with disabilities at airports.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:24:19 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170306710/TheNews/new-technology-can-improve-airport-assistance-for-disabled-people
Flying with disability making the headlines for the wrong reasons http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170220709/TheNews/flying-with-disability-making-the-headlines-for-the-wrong-reasons In this day and age, even a straightforward concept like flying with a disability isn’t immune from the “fake news” pandemic.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:44:46 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170220709/TheNews/flying-with-disability-making-the-headlines-for-the-wrong-reasons
Ryanair reject Spanish protesters discrimination claims http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170126708/TheNews/ryanair-reject-spanish-protesters-discrimination-claims Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair dismissed claims of Spanish protesters the airline discriminates against disabled people as untrue and baseless.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:30:53 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170126708/TheNews/ryanair-reject-spanish-protesters-discrimination-claims
DOT orders American Airlines improve disability reservation training http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170112707/TheNews/dot-orders-american-airlines-improve-disability-reservation-training The US Department of Transportation ordered American Airlines give supplemental training to its reservations agents regarding passengers’ requests to travel with service animals.

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paypal@reducedmobility.eu (George Sensalis) Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:02:37 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170112707/TheNews/dot-orders-american-airlines-improve-disability-reservation-training
Expert analysis of Frank Gardner complaint against airport assistance http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170110706/TheNews/expert-analysis-of-frank-gardner-complaint-against-airport-assistance Last Sunday, BBC Security correspondent Frank Gardner expressed his frustration with airport assistance through Twitter.

 

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:55:49 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170110706/TheNews/expert-analysis-of-frank-gardner-complaint-against-airport-assistance
Flying with a disability in Europe may get worse before it gets better http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170109705/TheNews/flying-with-a-disability-in-europe-may-get-worse-before-it-gets-better Towards the end of last year, I attended an industry event focusing on the quality of service for disabled people at European airports.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:49:31 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20170109705/TheNews/flying-with-a-disability-in-europe-may-get-worse-before-it-gets-better
US airlines won’t have accessible toilets on small planes before 2036 http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161213704/TheNews/us-airlines-won-t-have-accessible-toilets-on-small-planes-before-2036 The US DOT will begin the formal rulemaking process on the adoption of accessible toilets on single-aisle airplanes in July 2017.

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paypal@reducedmobility.eu (George Sensalis) Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:38:17 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161213704/TheNews/us-airlines-won-t-have-accessible-toilets-on-small-planes-before-2036
UK CAA takes lead on making flying with dementia easier http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161208703/TheNews/uk-caa-takes-lead-on-making-flying-with-dementia-easier The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s new guidelines on making air travel easier for people with hidden disabilities sets a new global benchmark in access to air travel.

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paypal@reducedmobility.eu (George Sensalis) Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:07:09 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161208703/TheNews/uk-caa-takes-lead-on-making-flying-with-dementia-easier
Gatwick airport and OCS win Dementia Friendly Innovation Award 2016 http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161201702/TheNews/gatwick-airport-and-ocs-win-dementia-friendly-innovation-2016 London Gatwick airport and service provider OCS group are the winners of the Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friendly Innovation award 2016.

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paypal@reducedmobility.eu (George Sensalis) Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:35:20 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161201702/TheNews/gatwick-airport-and-ocs-win-dementia-friendly-innovation-2016
DOT to make airlines report how many wheelchairs they break http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161120701/TheNews/dot-to-make-airlines-report-how-many-wheelchairs-they-break The US Department of Transportation issued a new rule requiring airlines operating domestic flights to report the number of broken wheelchairs on monthly basis.

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paypal@reducedmobility.eu (George Sensalis) Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:41:07 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161120701/TheNews/dot-to-make-airlines-report-how-many-wheelchairs-they-break
Is flying with a disability getting any better? http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161115700/TheNews/is-flying-with-a-disability-getting-any-better While growing numbers of disabled people travel by plane, improvements to access to air travel cannot be taken for granted.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:31:05 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161115700/TheNews/is-flying-with-a-disability-getting-any-better
US Judge ruling changes flying with disability in America http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161003699/TheNews/us-judge-ruling-changes-flying-with-disability-in-america Dismissing a lawsuit filed by a disabled woman against American Airlines, Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi has changed flying with a disability in the US forever.

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paypal@reducedmobility.eu (George Sensalis) Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:02:52 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20161003699/TheNews/us-judge-ruling-changes-flying-with-disability-in-america
Abu Dhabi International Airport accessibility report http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20160926698/TheNews/abu-dhabi-international-airport-accessibility-report One of the fastest growing hubs in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is a disability-friendly infrastructure, built from inception with accessibility in mind. 

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:40 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20160926698/TheNews/abu-dhabi-international-airport-accessibility-report
US carriers playing dirty on air travel for disabled people http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20160922697/TheNews/us-carriers-playing-dirty-on-air-travel-for-disabled-people The DOT’s Access Advisory Committee faces an uphill battle against US carriers who appear to be playing dirty on accessible air travel for passengers with disabilities.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:28:16 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20160922697/TheNews/us-carriers-playing-dirty-on-air-travel-for-disabled-people
What to do when airlines damage wheelchairs http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20160906696/TheNews/what-to-do-when-airlines-damage-wheelchairs Many people with reduced mobility dread flying with their personal wheelchairs in fear the airline could break it or lose it.

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roberto.castiglioni@reducedmobility.eu (Roberto Castiglioni) Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:45:37 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20160906696/TheNews/what-to-do-when-airlines-damage-wheelchairs
Edinburgh rated worst UK airport for disabled people http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20160809695/TheNews/edinburgh-rated-worst-uk-airport-for-disabled-people UK CAAThe UK CAA published a report following the assessment of how well UK airports assist people with disabilities.

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paypal@reducedmobility.eu (George Sensalis) Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:57:43 GMT http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20160809695/TheNews/edinburgh-rated-worst-uk-airport-for-disabled-people