Blind flier cries bias after boarding row

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    A blind guide from the mainland has accused Hong Kong Airlines of discrimination after the budget carrier refused to let him board a flight alone last week.
    Zhu Min was finally permitted to board the Shanghai-bound plane on April 27 but was required to reach the boarding gate at Chek Lap Kok airport in a wheelchair.
    This was the first time for the seasoned traveler to be denied boarding when flying alone, Zhu said in lodging a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission with the help of the Hong Kong Blind Union.
    Zhu is the first Chinese guide to be hired by "Dialogue in the Dark," a global awareness-raising social enterprise in Germany.
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