AIR TRANSPORT : DISABLED PERSONS HAVE RIGHT TO TRAVEL WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION

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Date: July 16, 2012
Publisher: Europolitics
Document Type: Article
Length: 415 words
Lexile Measure: 1250L

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The rights of disabled persons travelling by air are not being sufficiently respected in EU. So says the European Commission, which published guidelines(1), on 14 June, recapping a few basic rules and explaining the scope of the relevant EU legislation(2). The guidelines are easy to read as they are presented as 22 Q&As.

Can passengers with reduced mobility be required to present a medical certificate to obtain free assistance? The answer is no'. Must they always be accompanied? The answer is no' if they are self-reliant. Can they transport their mobility equipment for free? Yes', a maximum of two pieces of mobility equipment...

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