Bangkok’s Two Airports

An Accessible Travel Review by Andy Wright Don Muang or Suvarnabhumi? Coming to Bangkok by plane, you’re likely going to land at one of two airports. If your departure city was London and a direct flight with an airline such as Thai Airways, you’ll end up at the main airport – Suvarnabhumi. In the past, the main airport was Don Muang but it was surpassed in importance when the permission for expansion of runways was denied. To be fair, I hate hearing “no” too, and …

What Does The Coup In Thailand Mean For Tourists

… already booked a flight to Thailand. Don’t worry, everything is operating as normal. So what has the curfew affected? The curfew has mainly affected transport services such as buses and , taxis, and national services such as the Postal Service that would normally work 24-hours. There is no doubt that the problems over the past few months has affected people’s daily lives in Thailand and the resulting curfew has had a massive impact on the tourist industry in Thailand. Only time will …

How To Solo Travel With A Wheelchair And Lots Of Bags

… Use a rectangle-shaped bag with pockets for clothes or gear. 5) Use an average sized backpack for more clothes or gear. 6) Use a large durable duffle bag to centralise airline baggage. 7) For flight travel, in order not to go over the 22 Kg weight restriction for a checked bag, put 11 Kg in the cylindrical bag, 11 Kg in rectangular Bag, and the rest in the day pack and carry-on as necessary. The day pack becomes the Personal-Item. When on the move, use the following structure 1) The small sack …

Air travel – disabled passengers rights and responsibilities

… with stowing your hand luggage, going to the toilet and if you need any help with your on-board meal. If an item of disabled equipment has been lost or damaged in the airport or during the flight, it is the disabled persons right to complain and seek compensation. Airports’ and airlines’ responsibilities The airport must provide staff to assist wheelchair users and disabled passengers. The airport staff must be trained in disability awareness. The airport staff must be available to …

The experiences of disabled people when using air travel

… her on the flight. At one point, she had to ask a fellow passenger to guide her to her gate. At the same time, she told us how, because she had notified the airport that she was blind, attendants insisted that she sat on a wheelchair to board the plane when all she needed was some sighted assistance. On the other hand, participants who had an intellectual impairment reported that airport staff either avoided having direct contact with them or failed to explain to them what was happening. In …