When I read the brief article below, memories flooded back to a trip to Aruba on a major airline.
My companion and I had learned from previous trips:
1. Handicapped Room Requests were just that – requests and the hotel is not responsible for providing accessible room to guests
who have special needs.
2. If you fall in Aruba (ahem) and suffer soft-tissue damage, you can call the airline to attain handicapped transportation services known as: Wheelchair Attendant to wheel you to your Gate for each arrival/departure.
3. If your travel agent (or person acquiring airline tickets) omits your need for wheelchair, you can ask your airline hostess for one to be made
available upon your arrival.
4. If your airline hostess fails to ask ahead on your behalf and the wheelchair attendant is not at the end of the gate ramp, do NOT exit the plane.
I repeat, do…
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