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Disabled passengers free to fly alone on Virgin Blue

Disabled passengers will be able to fly without a carer on Virgin Blue Airlines after the carrier announced major changes to its travel criteria.

The changes, to come into force on Thursday night, mean some passengers with special needs will have the choice of travelling independently.

Equality campaigners have welcomed the move, with Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes congratulating the airline for introducing a “less-restrictive policy”.

Full article: http://www.tradingroom.com.au/apps/view_breaking_news_article.ac?page=/data/news_research/published/2009/9/253/catf_090910_210300_5522.html

Katja

5 Comments

  1. chekoala

    Three cheers for common sense!

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  2. Christiane

    Huh, isn’t it against US law anyway to deny boarding because of a disability?

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  3. Christiane

    Sorry, I didn’t read that Virgin Blue is Australian… Shame on me!

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  4. Katja (Post author)

    No worries. Australian airlines have been a long time coming around to the civil rights of disabled passengers.

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  5. Wellescent Health

    It’s unfortunate that these things take so long, but at least one small victory in an ongoing battle.

    Reply

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