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Who Really Offers Accessible Travel?
March 25th, 2009

As someone who loves to inspire others to travel, I like everyone to have the opportunity to travel. www.francekatajudo.fr fjallraven kanken classic backpack warm yellow cover custodia case iphone 11 D5690 darkest dungeon wallpaper 16fV2 This includes those who cannot get around as easily as others. air max 200 donna A few weeks back “Wordgathering”* posted a question on my blog asking about the most accessible airlines and European cities. ygritte custodia iphone x tyui6597 9th doctor custodia iphone mini pro max 12 ret10155 Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max Allagan Tomestone of Poetics X00297 Case I love this, as it addressed a need that is often unfortunately overlooked. cover iphone 11 savane

I’ll address the airline issue first. nike air max Although there are certain guidelines for airlines when it comes to accessibility, they are for the most part quite general. magasin nike For instance, they say that every twin aircraft must have one accessible bathroom and that this bathroom must have grab bars on the toilet. dragonballgt custodia iphone x tyui2903 Lack of specific requirements leave a lot up to the discretion of the airline, and given the space is at a premuim, you can imagine most don’t go overboard to provide extra space for accessible travelers.

For US based airlines, Continental is generally thought to be the best for accessible travelers, though the bar set by other domestic airlines is not very high. If you are traveling overseas, it may be worth checking into foreign based carriers (BA, Singapore Air, Thai Air, etc) which often are just roomier in general. Jordan nike boutique officiel

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Disabilitytravel.com (my apologies if ‘disability’ is a less than preferred term, I had nothing to do with the name-choosing) offers European tours for travelers with accessibility needs. colletiongoodsbuy fjallraven kanken big cover custodia case iphone 11 R6548 vinland saga wallpaper 69tC0 Some of the most wheelchair friendly cities that they have found in Europe include:

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  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Vienna
  • Prauge
  • Budapest
  • Munich
  • Salzberg

For more information on their tours and trips, visit www.disabilitytravel.com.

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3 Responses to “Who Really Offers Accessible Travel?”

  1. Joe Dolson says:

    This is a great subject to cover, and the information is certainly valuable — I do suggest correcting the link to disabilitytravel.com, however! The first “t” and second “i” are transposed.

    Thank you!

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