Amid this summer’s travel chaos, airline passengers with disabilities are increasingly abandoned, receiving damaged wheelchairs, or facing life-threatening injuries amid the latest airline chaos. Here’s why.

Wheelchair users are caught in the chaos, risking lost or damaged wheelchairs or even life-threatening injuries.
As air travel returns, passengers are reporting mass delays, cancellations, and lost baggage.
Wheelchair users are caught in the chaos, risking lost or damaged wheelchairs or even life-threatening injuries.
The Department of Transportation cited a 108% increase in complaints from disabled flyers.

In her three decades of flying with a wheelchair, Amy Scherer never quite dealt with the level of chaos and ineptitude with airline staff as she did on her recent round trip between North Carolina and Georgia.

Her June trip began with issues finding an aisle chair — something passengers in wheelchairs need to get through the narrow aisle of the plane, which can’t accommodate typical wheelchairs. And it ended with Scherer relying on a cleaning staff member to help her get off the seat and back onto an aisle chair to deplane.

“She’s literally in her cleaning outfit, cleaning the…

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