The Inexcusable Excuse – Time to Put Up or Shut Up!

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A photo of an airplane wing, taken from inside while the plane is in midair. Beyond the wing, sunlight filters through fluffy white clouds.The Inexcusable Excuse

In my humble opinion, there excuses and then there are excuses.
Some of them can be classified as legitimate but for the most part too many of them are simply inexcusable.

This is how I feel when I was told that a Canadian budget airline put forth the excuse that they are unable to provide accessibility services to passengers requiring assistance.
This is not just disappointing! It is downright disrespectful and most of all it is nothing more than a cop out.

And who is the offender this time? None other than Flair Airlines, based in Edmonton, Alberta. I respectfully submit that if this airline wants to be known as a national airline and one that wishes to adhere to the rules and regulations of the Canadian Airline Industry, then it needs to come up with a much better excuse than this very flimsy one.

In short, what I am hearing here is that because you cannot afford to provide services to Canadians with disabilities because of being a budget airline, you are simply going to crunch the rights of Canadians with disabilities!

Flair! You simply cannot have it both ways! If you wish to gain respect as a national airline and to be part of the Canadian airline industry, then you need to adhere to rules and regulations of said industry. You are supposed to be a federally regulated airline so please familiarize yourself with what this means!

If you feel that due to being a budget airline you simply cannot afford to provide services to traveling Canadians with disabilities then please exit the proverbial kitchen and re-focus yourself as something else.

I will state here that this excuse is no better than the one that several companies continue to proffer; this being that due to cost cutting they are being forced to curtail services to persons with disabilities.

Just my two cents for today.

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Donna Jodhan is an award winning blind author, advocate, sight loss coach, blogger, podcast commentator, and accessibility specialist.
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