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More information for disabled fliers

27th November 2007 Print, the UK’s leading flight price comparison site, has produced a tips page for travellers who require more information on airline facilities for disabled passengers.

The tips page, soon to be joining others on the website at , displays information on facilities for those with impaired mobility, sight and hearing.

Two noteworthy facilities offered by airlines include Air France which operates a free service called Saphir where those with impaired mobility will be met by a representative at the airport and escort you to the aircraft. Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic declares to have a number of cabin crew and ground staff that have passed the Stage 1 British Sign Language Course, as well as utilising a Minicom phone service for the hearing impaired.

The page lists information for 12 leading airlines, wheelchairs and guide dogs are generally accepted provided advance notice is given. Braille emergency cards for those with impaired vision, and separate safety demonstrations for those with impaired vision are standard amongst most airlines.

Cheapflights recommends using their telephone cheat sheet to speak straight to a human at the airline when making special requests.

Francesca Ecsery, General Manager of comments “We hope this page will be of assistance to travellers planning a trip who need to have this information readily available, in order to make their holiday run smoothly”.