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Given that they ask if you have any disabilities when you book** they will have known that they had a large number of disabled on board. Not having a chair on that aircraft is sheer incompetence at best. Crass ignorance and contempt for your passengers at worse.


** Its a safety thing and airlines don't want to many on board a given flight for that reason,


Edit looking further - Ignorant twats with poor ethos.
 
I wouldn't risk going with the likes of easy jet or Ryanair.

Virgin and BA preferable. I know it costs more, but it's not worth they stress otherwise.
 
Sleazy are all right, for short hops wouldn't go on a cruise with them though.

Ryan Air I believe are ok from a point of view of safety (if only because they were notorious for sailing close to the wind years ago and are now watched like hawks).
However I will not fly Ryan Air because their Staff policies have damaged the industry and more than anything else I will not put a penny in the pocket of that odious scum sucking mollusc who owns it.
 
Fly cheap carriers then expect that you may have problems. Want a good airline and good service, you have to pay.

I agree although I will point out
1) That logic does not extend to Air France
2) Safety wise there should be no difference between Sleazy / Ryan or BA. Same rules and regs
3) That logic does not apply to Air France.
 

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Pilgrim Bandits quoted the flight’s first officer saying there was no aisle chair on board. "It’s not my problem, thank you for flying Thomas Cook,” the second in command told the group of amputees.




That suggested to me when I read it this afternoon that the chap was quite sarcastically saying that the company is shit.
 
My 1st thought ( as I clambered on the bus ) was he was an ignorant tosser, but you could well be right.
 
if you fly and you need disabled assistants you need to tell the airline a few days before ,...did they ?and would this be a story if it was a civvy

secondly there must also surely be a safety issue here after all would you want to be sat in front of x number of wheelchair users if a wing was on fire ?...

thirdly how many disabled squaddie charitys are there
 
if you fly and you need disabled assistants you need to tell the airline a few days before ,...did they ?and would this be a story if it was a civvy

I would imagine they did, otherwise their would be no (Airport services) wheel chair to take him to the aircraft, also the airline could refuse to take them .

secondly there must also surely be a safety issue here after all would you want to be sat in front of x number of wheelchair users if a wing was on fire ?...

There are limits and ratios to crew and / or able bodied escorts.
Disabled persons don't sit near emergency exits.
If they need a wheel chair they are not likely to be obstructing you in the aisle,


thirdly how many disabled squaddie charitys are there


Edit - About 5 - 10yrs ago, there was a spate refusing to answer, industry complaints and articles in the media about the "Do you require assistance" question. Because the disabled groups considered it to be a question likely to lead to discrimination.
Obviously they weren't enamoured with the general industry argument of yes we know its supposed to be.

As we are still asked I assume its one of those rare occasions where common sense prevailed.
 
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if you fly and you need disabled assistants you need to tell the airline a few days before ,...did they ?and would this be a story if it was a civvy

secondly there must also surely be a safety issue here after all would you want to be sat in front of x number of wheelchair users if a wing was on fire ?...

thirdly how many disabled squaddie charitys are there

If you''d researched you'd have found it was also a problem for civvy's and the Airline has previous for this.
Fly cheap airlines expect problems, that's it.
 
no this is one way traffic designed to fire up the public outrage bus ,..airlines do not deliberatly discriminate against disabled people there are usually good reasons ie not informing them [airlines].
 

jarrod248

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no this is one way traffic designed to fire up the public outrage bus ,..airlines do not deliberatly discriminate against disabled people there are usually good reasons ie not informing them [airlines].
If they flew out in wheelchairs they wouldn't be cured on the return. I'd imagine nobody is that stupid as to not inform the airline. Cheap airlines treat people like they are cheap because they are, you get what you pay for, these airlines cater for people like a service bus. Want good service it costs.
 
i dont wish to be crude but if someone has very seious needs like needing help to use the toilet no stewardess is going to be volunteering whether its BA, virgin or otherwise
 
if you fly and you need disabled assistants you need to tell the airline a few days before ,...did they ?and would this be a story if it was a civvy

secondly there must also surely be a safety issue here after all would you want to be sat in front of x number of wheelchair users if a wing was on fire ?...

thirdly how many disabled squaddie charitys are there

Have you actually read the article?
 
yes i read the mail version, surely his mates could of helped him...

edit i'd have helped him as i'm sure others would
 
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no this is one way traffic designed to fire up the public outrage bus ,..airlines do not deliberatly discriminate against disabled people there are usually good reasons ie not informing them [airlines].

You are right, airlines do not discriminate and there is regulation in place to protect disabled.

It's usual down to some tit being shite at their job.
 

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i dont wish to be crude but if someone has very seious needs like needing help to use the toilet no stewardess is going to be volunteering whether its BA, virgin or otherwise
I can't see that they asked for that. My point is that a cheap airline crams people in, they don't want people taking up extra space. Pay the premium for the space, you get the space.
I flew once with Thomas cook, was hundreds in a queue at a generic check in, mad dash before the flight closed to get through security, cheap stands, stairs, no air-bridge, all a nightmare for a disabled passenger.
Pay the money, get a chauffeur to pick you up, get to the check in at a dedicated desk, straight to front of security, good stands, good lounge, plenty of space, room to manouevre on plane.
 
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