[nabs-l] Air Canada challenges deaf, blind man's right to travelalone; Burnaby

Beth thebluesisloose at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 14:03:27 UTC 2009


Ok. But most airlines say, "You must be able to "see" the exit."  Why
is this and how can we justify being able to sit in an exit row?
Beth

On 6/10/09, Monika Reinholz <monika_r_r at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Actually, Jim's not wierd. Emergency exit rows are bigger than the others,
> therefore having more space for someones legs to be comfortable during
> flight. Even I prefer emergency exit rows even though Im ony 5'5" because
> its more comfortable for the legs. I can understand the kid rule they have
> for the row but I believe everyone knows what they can do best. If a blind
> person knows s/he can handle being in an emergency row, so be it and let
> them sit where they are most comfortable.
>
> Monika
>
> Monika Reinholz
>
>
>
>> Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 20:13:08 -0400
>> From: thebluesisloose at gmail.com
>> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Air Canada challenges deaf, blind man's right to
>> travelalone; Burnaby
>>
>> T's weird. What does height have to do with sitting in an emergency
>> row? It would be better for a blind person not to sit in those rows
>> anyhow because people ned to be directed from the aircraft visually.
>> Beth
>>
>> On 6/9/09, Jim Reed <jim275_2 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> > Hey all,
>> >
>> > Another air travel related issue I just learned of is that blind people
>> > are
>> > not allowed to sit in emergency rows. I am tall enough to "need" an
>> > emergency row, so I guess I will hide my cane in the airport/airplane.
>> > BTW,
>> > I start cane travel training today.
>> >
>> > Jim
>> >
>> > "From compromise and things half done,
>> > Keep me with stern and stubborn pride,
>> > And when at last the fight is won,
>> > ... Keep me still unsatisfied." --Louis Untermeyer
>> >
>> >
>> >
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