The Current State of Air Travel for Americans with Disabilities Considerations for Policy, Enforcement, Implementation, and Advocacy

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Julie Pfeiffer
Walt Bower
Phillip Rumrill


Accessible transportation , accommodations , flight


For over thirty years, Federal legislation has existed to improve accessibility during air travel. Yet, disability-related complaints continue to increase. Americans with disabilities report physical, organizational, and service barriers during air travel. Therefore, it is necessary to explore whether this problem is attributable to policy, enforcement, implementation, and/or advocacy issues.

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