It's bad enough when your luggage goes to the wrong airport, but what if your legs ended up in a different country? This is the reality for many wheelchair users, who arrive at their destination with a missing or broken wheelchair.
Wheelchairs and other mobility aids are considered and treated as luggage by the 1999 Montreal Convention, with the maximum personal damage payment being $1,500 - just under £1,200. The average chair costs in the range of £2000 to £3500 and those with more requirements often have more expensive chairs.
LDDA believe disabled passengers deserve the right to travel freely, without fear of discrimination or being left abondoned, unable to travel comfortably and safely.
We are calling for: