Airport provision for disabled passengers: DON’T MISS the Radio 4 interview

Airport provision for disabled passengers: DON’T MISS the Radio 4 interview

Today, at 12pm, Co-editor Martyn Sibley is being interviewed on Radio 4’s You and Yours programme.

Following on from my visit last Thursday to Gatwick airport for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaigns’ Trailblazers to see the new accessibility measures that have been put in place, I will be talking all things accessible air travel to Radio 4. Take a look at this video summary of the trip to Gatwick; setting the scene nicely before the interview…

Tune in from 12pm on Radio 4 to pick the story up live!

By Martyn Sibley

UK listeners can hear the interview on BBC radio iPlayer (32 minutes in) by clicking here.

Check out…

• Airline accessibility: a campaign that’s taking off.
• 5 top tips for using accessible travel in London.
• The freedom of flying with a disability.

Let us know about your experiences of flying and how the different airline and airports vary. Get in touch by emailing us at editor@disabilityhorizons.com, tweeting us at @DHorizons, messaging us on Facebook or leaving your comments below.

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  • Wow Martyn, your career’s taking off! I will be out at 12pm unfortunately, but will listen to this on iPlayer when I get back to my desk.

  • Steve Wilkinson

    Some interesting points made by Martyn on You and Yours. One he made that I have often experienced is the interface between the airlines and the airport personnel. That leads to confusion and the lack of communication, which rarely involves the passenger with the disability, can create uncomfortable and unnecessary scenarios such as unsuitable transit wheelchairs, transfers without dignity, etc, as he mentioned.