Accessibility for Disabled Travellers Varies Significantly Depending on the Airline

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    As the spotlight shines on the world's Paralympians,, the leading meta-metasearch engine for flights, says that these athletes are likely to experience dramatically different levels of service and accessibility when entering the UK depending on which airline they fly with.
    Founder of Cheap Flights Finder, Shahab Siddiqui, a wheelchair user himself, empathises with Paralympians who will find their ease of access differs vastly depending on their choice of carrier. Despite significant advances in services for disabled people, overseas travel can still be a challenge, particularly for those that are wheelchair users.

    Trusted source, Disabled Travel Advice cites its top five airlines for disabled travel. It named US carrier Continental as the best for those crossing the Atlantic, because of its range of amenities from special seating arrangements to an on-board kennel for service animals. For those coming from Europe on a budget, it also credits easyJet with providing assistance getting onto the plane and offering separate safety instructions for visually and hearing impaired passengers.

    Virgin Atlantic was voted by consumers for its superior service in a survey carried out in 2011 by HolidayExtras. Air Canada took this coveted award in 2010 in recognition of its wheelchair and mobility aid access, seating for disabled travellers and assistance for visually or hearing impaired customers.

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    the service for people with disabilites should really be something that is standardized and as accomodating and comfortable as possible.
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