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Congress: Make Air Travel Accessible

Broken wheelchairs. Broken bones. Broken plans. For too many living with a disability, traveling by air is a nightmare and improving the system is long overdue. The good news is this year we have a unique opportunity to pass meaningful reforms that will make air travel more accessible.

In 2023, Congress must reauthorize the Federal Aviation Act (FAA) to avoid big interruptions in air travel. This “must pass” bill is our opportunity to enact vital measures that will improve air travel for people living with disabilities.

This year, we’re hoping Congress will pass the following reforms during FAA Reauthorization:

  1. Improve training for flight crew members, baggage handlers, and ramp agents
  2. Require regular maintenance and inspection of onboard wheelchairs
  3. Incorporate the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act (H.R. 1267 / S. 545)
  4. Strengthen enforcement of fines and penalties for wheelchair damage and injuries
  5. Continue the effort to allow people to stay in their wheelchairs during flight

But lawmakers need to hear from you! Urge Congress to finally improve air travel for people living with disabilities!

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