Airlines continue with a disturbing pattern of damaging wheelchairs and other equipment.

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Geoff Cook
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Airlines continue with a disturbing pattern of damaging wheelchairs and other equipment.

I have recently experienced this yet again. I hope my writing helps others avoid similar issues, and for those of us who have encountered it, this may be a little therapy in discussing our trials and tribulations.

In a 2018 move that supporters hoped would improve airlines' handling of wheelchairs, Congress began requiring the DOT to gather and publish mishandled-wheelchair statistics monthly as part of its Air Travel Consumer Report. 

Here is a solid piece by VICE News that quickly details some of the challenges individuals face when traveling and what the industry is working to do to listen to our concerns.

What do you look forward to when traveling? What is your biggest fear when you travel? What steps do you take to mitigate your concerns and maximize your enjoyment?