A disabled passenger’s bill of rights? proposed U.K. regulation seeks to make flying easier

In an interview with the BBC, a businesswoman and life coach details the trials and tribulations wheelchair-bound passengers like her endure on a regular basis.

Mary Doyle, named one of Britain’s most influential people with a disability this year, says “It’s not uncommon to sit on the tarmac when you come back from a destination (while) they look for your chair or (while) they look for the lift which may be on the other side of the terminal.”

She shared her own personal horror story of being “carried onboard by, unfortunately, drunken ex-pats coming home to the U.K.”

She’s far from alone: A survey conducted by Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority found 57 percent of disabled passengers said they found flying and airports difficult.

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