Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford
natf

"I Have Always Depended On The Kindness Of Strangers..."

Slightly old news, I know, but if you have (or might) fly United Airlines you HAVE to read this! :(

Incoherent Ramblings from a Coffee Addict - "I Have Always Depended On The Kindness Of Strangers..."

Seen on many of my LJFriends' journals in recent days. Just what I needed tonight - another example of disablism. A someone with a different (and arguably not as extreme) invisible disability, I have experienced similar in the past. I dread getting "bad enough" in the future, as is quite likely, that I might need a wheelchair more often. Life is enough of a battle as it is without jobsworths like this!


ETA evilpuppy has recieved a response from United:
http://evilpuppy.livejournal.com/365512.html


ETA links to other people's posts (some friends-locked/FO) linking to her first post so you can read the comments there and see how many people have to put up with treatment like this.:
(FO) http://tfcocs.livejournal.com/1174823.html
http://naamah-darling.livejournal.com/439148.html
http://faireraven.livejournal.com/700558.html


ETA Another example of how United are the pits:
http://chickgonebad.dreamwidth.org/1086749.html


ETA On a lighter note, someone linked to this music video about how United Breaks Guitars.
Also: their first followup song 2 and their further followup, song 3.


ETA "Disabled air travel: how to survive" - a great (if US-centric) article!
Tags: disablism
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