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The "disabled Toilet" Question.  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 4280 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

A friend of mine is planning a trip to the USA and then onwards to NZ. Being wheelchair bound and very independant was wondering which airlines offered a disabled toilet facility. He tried looking for a web site that listed user friendly airlines but got nowhere. He is travelling with friends but does not want to be a burden to them to use the toilet, also he is flying J Class.
I seem to recall that the "old" CO had a disabled toilet on their 777s, true?

Questions, is there a web site listing disabled user friendly airlines?
Any reconmendations from previous users?

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User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1660 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

BAs 777-300s have a huge wheelchair friendly toilet but they only operate on specific routes and there are only 6 of them regrettably. Also EI have them on their A330s too.

HOWEVER......What I do know is that all aircraft toilets are designed to be wheel chair accessable. Now the problem is few airlines will allow their staff to assist wheelchair bound customers to the lavatories and they are expected to be travelling with someone who acts as an assistant. But airlines like BA do provide onboard wheelchairs which fit down the aisles and can be used to get someone to the nearest lav. Sometimes these lavs have curtains around the outside providing extra privicy. Its not ideal but it works.

The crew are trained to move the wheelchair onboard but would not be allowed to lift or assist a customer in any other function regarding use of the toilets.

So basically, if your friend is able to hop from the onboard chair to the toilet alone then I cannot imagine there being a problem but if they need more "personal" assistance I would suggest you tell them to bring a friend.



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User currently onlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 6054 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

As per Canadian law, all AC aircraft have wheelchair capable toilets, and an on-board wheelchair.

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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 3122 times:

All carriers have them now. Last month I was on DL, and both Trans-Atlantic flights had special accommodation. It should not be a problem at all.

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User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 3106 times:

Newer Widebodys in the USA must have 1 "acessable" Lav but Im not sure when it when that law was passed..

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