Airport Faces Legal Action Over Wheelchair-User Twice Left ‘Distressed And Humiliated’

Air Travel

By John Pring in Disability News Service.


A wheelchair-user has launched a legal action against Manchester Airport after he was twice left feeling “distressed and humiliated” by how he was treated on journeys to and from a family holiday.

Quamer Khaliq, from Ashton-under-Lyne, had to threaten to call the fire brigade after he was left on the aircraft with his 11-year-old daughter for two hours, on their return to Manchester from the US.

While he was waiting for assistance – in growing discomfort and distress – staff were forced to work around him as they cleaned the plane.

After the cleaning staff left, trainee cabin crew arrived for a training exercise while he was still waiting for assistance to leave the plane.

Khaliq was left waiting on both the outward journey from the airport and when he returned to Manchester with his daughter from their trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.


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