Using a wheelchair is something that many people have to use, whether it be for a disability, injury, medical procedure, or numerous other things. However, airlines in the United States still make it extremely difficult for people who use wheelchairs to fly. Flying with a wheelchair is incredibly difficult, and it can be humiliating, especially when they are often mistreated by the industry. Flying can even be dangerous for people in wheelchairs.

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There have been many stories of flyers who have. endured mistreatment and dangerous conditions during air travel. This happens far too often, and many times it is staff mishandling expensive and essential wheelchair equipment or not helping the person. Often, damage to a wheelchair can be beyond repair.

Last year, an activist named Engracia Figueroa died after suffering medical complications when United Airlines destroyed her wheelchair. These stories are too common, and we need to make sure that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) protects disabled people immediately!

Sign this petition to demand that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration introduce strict standards and plans for protecting passengers with disabilities and any equipment they may be traveling with!

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