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Japan's Vanilla Air has apologised once a chair user was forced to crawl up a collection of stairs to the plane



Hideto Kijima had boarded with the assistance of friends on his departing flight.
But on the come leg from the island of Amami, airline workers told him that for safety reasons, he wouldn't be allowed to board if he couldn't climb the steps while not help.
In response, adult male Kijima left his chair and force himself up the steps along with his arms.
Some airlines need disabled passengers to alert them earlier of their accessibility wants.
But in his journal adult male Kijima, head of the Japan Accessible traveller Center, a non-profit organisation thatcatalogues accessibility problems for tourists to Japan, , same if he had alerted them he believes they might have refused to let him board -- though travel business insiders question this.
Mr Kijima conjointly says that where facilities weren't on the market for quality disabled passengers within the past, he has relied on the assistance of friends or workers members.
He says he has been to quite two hundred airports in 158 countries since he was paralysed from the waist down during a college rugger accident in 1990.
New measures
He conjointly spoke to Japan's Nihon TV, spoken communication he was "surprised" by the strict rule. "I questionedif the airdrome workers did not assume that was wrong," he said.
Vanilla Air, a budget airline subsidiary of All Nihon Airways, has apologised for the incident and proclaimed new measures to help chair users at the airdrome.
The company's web site currently says that whereas it cannot offer a boarding bridge at Amami airdromeit'llcurrently offer a special chair for the aim.
"We're sorry that we tend to caused him that hardship," a corporation interpreter told alpha foetoprotein press association.
There are many alternative incidents this year involving the treatment of passengers by airlines.
In April, a Vietnamese-American doctor was dragged from a United Airlines flight in Chicago by enforcement officersonce he refused to relinquish up his seat voluntarily.
A video of the incident denote on-line caused a huge backlash against the airline, forcing it to vary its policies and pay a settlement to the eviscerate doctor.

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