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Congress recently passed a new FAA bill and it will have some impact on the airlines going forward. What it will not do, it seems, is impact the above and similar moves like it by the airlines.
I have known John Morris from Wheelchairtravel.org for a number of years. He used to be a Delta loyalist and Diamond Medallion and tried to work with Delta at the top levels of the company to better service those with restricted mobility. But after many frustrating Skyteam experiences he moved on and is now a AA top elite. I am not sure this was the best choice.
American Airlines is leading the “pack” of airlines making airline bathrooms so small those with total mobility are finding them hard to use. Can you imagine the frustration John has to endure on these new “NEO or MAX” style jets when you get less of everything on-board? Airlines, when even the main stream press picks up on the problem you know this is a big deal.
I am proud of Delta at least with the new A220 that will be revolutionary (was CS100) and is completely bucking the trend. Rather than making air travel worse this new amazing jet will be one I will try to book every time I fly even if there are other flights that are either faster or a better schedule – the travel experience will just be that much better. But this is the exception in air travel not the rule.
The airlines are making more money than ever in history (not that this is a bad thing) but that can not be at the expense of safety and function. There has to be limits. I think we have crossed that limit. Agree? – René