[Nfbc-info] [NFB-info] NFBC-Info Digest, Vol 156, Issue 12

Peacefulwoman89 at cox.net Peacefulwoman89 at cox.net
Wed May 16 20:19:06 UTC 2018

This question has mixed possibilities. I would not pre board if I flew without my guide dog. I choose to pre board because I have to basically fit a square peg into a round hole. That is, I have to position a 70 pound service animal part-way underneath the seat in front of me. I typically opt for the middle seat. 

Let's assume I assert my right to not pre board when I travel with my guide dog. fI can walk unaccompanied to the  plane and with basic instructions I can find my seat. The challenge that would arise, putting that darn square peg into the round hole, would also create a log-jam of passengers trying to also seat themselves for an on-time departure. 

I will say that when disembarking I leave according to the row that I am seated in. I don't require assistance to leave the plane. I also don't require assistance to walk up the jet-way. More and more airports offer free Aira service thus eliminating the need to wait and depend on support staff. 

When I am not connecting to another flight and I need to go to baggage I pal up with other passengers and engage them in conversation, and request to follow them to baggage. Likewise, I don't have difficulty asking someone to let me know when my suitcase with neon yellow duct tape is nearing me. 

Finding ground transportation can be a challenge at some airports. I improvise; use Aira or resort to seeking out airport assistance. 

These are my thoughts on the fly. 

Lisa Irving

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Dear all federationists on this list,
I know that personally, I agree with maurer’s point of view on does our philosophy prohibit us from preboarding an airplane? Of course not. I have preboarded, and I have boarded with everyone else. I disagree with mark Riccobono  who says that we sheuld not preboard. I think you wrong, because it is wrong to reflect  our philosophy on to others. Like, for example, when I travel I travel with my family mostly. Last time I traveled on a plane I was with my aunt Fran, Kaily, and myself. We preboarded a flight from San Francisco to Charlotte. Do you think it’s OK to preboard an airplane?

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