Passengers in wheelchairs pass a restaurant as they are helped to their gate at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A new study found personal wheelchairs can fit onto aircraft if the left two front seats are removed.
Former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldaza said the cabin modification could cost $1 million per aircraft per year.
Over 10,000 wheelchairs and scooters were damaged by airlines in 2019, according to data from the DOT.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, airlines are not required to make it possible for passengers to fly in their personal wheelchairs. However, a new study concluded there may be a plausible, yet expensive, solution.
A new study from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concluded