A Wheelchair Rip-off on Southwest Airways?
Are they scamming the airline? Many individuals are questioning
about Southwest Airways’ wheelchair coverage after one passenger turned furious on
a current flight.
A Florida man’s submit on social media went viral after he
counted greater than 20 individuals who wanted wheelchair help to board a
Southwest flight, however solely three wanted help when departing the airplane.
The person accused all airways of being hit by the pre-boarding
rip-off and acquired dozens of replies supporting his opinion.
— Paul (@trendready) June 24, 2023
@SouthwestAir. The wheelchair rip-off continues this morning. How do a household of ‘C’ boarding Pre-board? Get grandma to sit down in a wheelchair. Now the entire household (5) will get to accompany her. pic.twitter.com/JORUPaXdMr
— Paul (@trendready) June 25, 2023
Southwest responded on Twitter by saying, “Since many
disabilities aren’t seen, we’re unable to query the validity of
In different phrases, airways are counting on the integrity of
Hey, Paul! Our preboarding coverage is in compliance with ACAA necessities and permits us to supply acceptable lodging for all who fly with us. However, we remorse should you have been dissatisfied together with your expertise, and we recognize you sharing your perspective. -Amanda
— Southwest Airways (@SouthwestAir) June 25, 2023
Southwest gives accessible
travel assistance, together with wheelchair service. The coverage states
vacationers “should determine themselves as needing wheelchair help upon
arrival to the airport, at any connection factors and upon arrival to their
vacation spot. Wheelchair help is accessible from airport to/from gates and
between gates for connecting flights.”
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