Accommodating large people on airline

People with disabilities do not need to tell the airline ahead of time that he or she plans on flying, except under certain specific circumstances.

These circumstances include traveling by stretcher, traveling with an electronic wheelchair or other device with special batteries, or requiring a hook-up to the airline’s oxygen system during flight.

First off, it is important to keep in mind that just because an airline offers you an accommodation, that does not mean you have to accept it.

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Security screening for people with disabilities should be the same as any other passenger…with some exceptions.Other service animals are not required to have documentation but the airline is permitted to ask questions to make sure the animal is not just a pet.While the general rule is that the service animal be allowed on the flight, if there is no space to fit the animal without blocking aisles, exits or another passenger’s seat, then airline personnel must first try to accommodate the animal and passenger in a different seat within the same cabin (for example in the bulkhead) before having the animal travel in the cargo-hold.An individual with a disability cannot be required to sit in a particular seat or be excluded from any seat, except as provided by FAA safety rules, such as the FAA Exit Row Seating rule.For safety reasons, that rule limits seating in exit rows to those persons with the most potential to be able to operate the emergency exit and help in an aircraft evacuation.

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