Yesterday at Birmingham Airport I was subjected to one of the most embarressing and humiliating experiences of my life. Airlines are not required to provide disabled facilities to its passengers and as you can see from the letter written below, the provisions they do grudingly provide are barbaricly degrading.
I am writing to you regarding an incident that occurred yesterday at Birmingham Airport. Disabled facilities are an everyday concession to people such as me who have mobility difficulties. Dignified and functional disabled facilities are provided on the railways, buses, taxis and coaches. They may not be perfect but they are present. Not on airlines. Air travel is still one of the most difficult modes of transport a disabled person can ever endure. Seats are not accessible, toilets are not accessible and the attitude of staff and airlines is one of grudging tolerance. The airline industry is…
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