May 08, 2008

A Discrimination Case Against Tiger Airways

More on airline discrimination:

The advent of low-cost airlines and zealous interpretation of safety regulations has led to discrimination against people with disabilities, experts say.

A group of deaf people from Melbourne has launched a discrimination case against Tiger Airways after the budget carrier insisted they travel with a carer last month.

But [Australian] federal disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes says the problem isn't limited to Tiger.

"There have been endemic problems in airlines over the past few years where people with disabilities have been refused carriage because of their disability,'' Mr Innes told Sky News.

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Posted by rollingrains at May 8, 2008 06:05 PM