I saw this today on Business Insider – A TikTok star called out Delta for breaking her wheelchair on a flight, a systemic issue airlines keep ignoring: https://www.businessinsider.com/bri-scalesse-delta-broke-wheelchair-systemic-problem-2021-7#:~:text=A%20TikTok%20star%20called%20out,systemic%20issue%20airlines%20keep%20ignoring&text=A%20model%20and%20disability%20advocate,to%20Newark%20on%20July%204. Longer article, but here are some key points.
Bethany Dawson Jul 9, 2021
A TikTok star and disability advocate called out Delta Air Lines in a viral post for breaking her wheelchair in transit and ruining her trip.
Bri Scalesse told Insider that the “dehumanizing” experiences highlights a recurring problem where airlines don’t take care with wheelchairs and end up causing problems for disabled passengers.
Scalesse, a model and disability advocate, handed her chair over to airport staff when she took flight 3737 from St Paul, Minnesota, to Newark, New Jersey, on July 4.