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Let’s Not Waste an Opportunity to Carry-On after IATA Carry-On Controversy

  • 5 min read

I spent a bit of time this month writing about IATA’s proposed ‘Cabin OK’ program: introducing it, clearing up misconceptions, and, finally, reporting on its demise, er, “pause.”

This is the second of two posts today, which review the Cabin OK aftermath. I promise to let the matter drop after that.

IATA Cabin OK Bag, IATA Flickr
IATA Cabin OK Bag, IATA Flickr

I must say I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a general uproar brought about by a single proposal by IATA, or airlines in general.

Now that the hullabaloo has all but subsided, I’d like to highlight the positive side of all of this–power to the people–and some opportunities to get really riled up, which we should not let pass us by.

New Skift Stats Reveal the Inherent Value of Accessible Tourism

  • 3 min read

Catering to the needs of special needs passengers should be a priority for aviation–and the travel industry as a whole–as a moral imperative, but, sadly, the world doesn’t work that way. I’ve written before about the importance of accommodating special needs passengers and passengers of limited mobility as well as the ageing traveller,… 

Beyond Cute: Google’s New Self-Driving Buggy is Poised to Improve Mobility for Disabled Persons

  • 4 min read

This is not a post about aviation or aerospace, which is a bit of a departure from my usual topics on Flight Chic, but let me step away from the clouds and hit the roads. Today, we’ve seen a massive development in design, with real promise as a mobility solution.… 

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