Disability Travel

Airline Forced To Apologise After Charging Woman For Carer’s Seat Reservation

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    By John Pring in Disability News Service.   An airline has been forced to apologise to a disabled woman after it charged her extra to reserve a seat next to her for her carer, and then refused to refund the charge. Helen Jenkins had informed Flybe when she was booking her return flights […]

Nine Journeys In One Day Expose ‘Sham’ Of National Express ‘Accessible’ Coaches

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   A disabled campaigner who took nine journeys on the same day to check the accessibility of the services provided by the UK’s largest coach operator experienced signifcant problems on all but one of them. Wheelchair-user Doug Paulley had booked assistance in advance for services between Leeds and Bradford […]

Blairgowrie Holiday Park: The Perfect Wheelchair Accessible Caravan Holiday

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  ·By  @SIMPLYEMMA2. If you’re looking for an affordable caravan holiday in the beautiful Perthshire area of Scotland, then I know just the place for you. If you want a comfortable and accessible base with peaceful surroundings but close to restaurants, shops and things to do then Blairgowrie Holiday Park could be the perfect wheelchair accessible caravan holiday […]

Tanyalee Davis: Part Of Comic’s Scooter Missing After Stansted Flight

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From BBC News.   A comedian has said she had to wait two hours at an airport for her mobility scooter, only to find it was missing a vital attachment. Tanyalee Davis claimed her “independence” has been affected by the loss of a custom-made rack, after her plane landed at Stansted Airport. Ms Davis said […]

Woman In Mobility Scooter Thrown Off Northern Train

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  by Katie Campbell  in UNITE.   Sara Jane Harvey, who blogs as Agony Autie, posted a startling and disturbing video on Thursday of her being thrown off a Northern train because she was using a mobility scooter. Sara, who underwent surgery two weeks ago and has a heart condition, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and autism, was told […]

Belfast Airport Turns Away Wheelchair User Due To Repair Kit

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  By Leanna Byrne, BBC News NI.   A disabled man was unable to board a flight from Belfast because his wheelchair repair kit was deemed a security risk. Steve Smithers, 48, was turned away at security and missed his flight to see his sick father, who is about to start treatment for cancer. He said […]

Northern Rail ‘Sorry’ Over Mobility Scooter Mishap

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  From BBC News.   Northern Rail has apologised after a passenger who is disabled was told she could not travel with her mobility scooter despite being sold a ticket. The 31-year-old, who has autism and the debilitating Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, filmed her experience on board a train on her way to a wedding on Thursday. […]

#SCOOTERGIRLCAMPAIGN – A Chat With Tanyalee Davis

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  From The Life Of Pippa.   As I’m sure many of you have seen, comedian Tanyalee has had her fair share of public transport issues lately. From being asked to move her mobility scooter to give priority to a passenger with a folding pram, to literally being left on a train when assistance failed […]

Video: Disabled Comedian Left Stranded By ‘Unacceptable’ Mistake At York Station

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  From YorkMix.   A comedian who hit the headlines after being forced to move her mobility scooter from a disabled space on a train has had another railway nightmare – at York station. Tanyalee Davis said she was on a train from Peterborough to York to perform at the Greater Yorkshire Fringe on Friday […]

Travelling The World In A Wheelchair

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  By Carrie-Ann Lightley in Scope.   My name is Carrie-Ann, I live in the Lake District, UK with my husband Darren and our little dog, Poppy. You can follow my travels and read expertise and inspiration for your own holidays on my blog, Carrie Ann Lightley. I love to travel, to the next town or […]

Limitless Travel

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  One of the aims of The York ME Community is to bring businesses on board for various reasons.  One is where the business might be of interest and of use to those with ME. We have recently linked up with Limitless Travel, a company run to provide holidays for anyone living with a disability, […]

5 Mobility Aids For Accessible Travelling

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    From My Disability Matters.   Currently planning your summer holiday but already stressing about the equipment you might need to make it a hassle-free holiday? So that you can have the best time possible, we’ve asked Fenetic Wellbeing to round up the top 5 mobility aids, including folding wheelchairs and mobility scooters, to help make your holiday […]

8 Things People Don’t Know About Travelling With A Disability

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  By Sylvia Longmire in The Matador Network.   You see us at almost every gate at every airport — the people in wheelchairs who board the plane first. Many times (and especially where I live in Florida) these passengers are senior citizens and simply can’t walk long distances. But some of us needing “special […]

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