Thursday, May 24, 2007

Virgin Blue sued over carer policy

Virgin Blue is back in the news for its policy of requiring that some disabled passengers travel with a care taker. Two Australians are suing over the policy. The airline says it is a matter of safety. Robin Banks, of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, who is assisting the plaintiffs disagrees. "We say, you know, it's no less a safety issue for anybody who flies," Banks said. "You know, in an emergency, you don't know who's going to end up incapable of following instructions, and you know, hopefully nobody will, but our clients are no different from any other person who's flying - they may need assistance and they may not." (Photo by Nashir Khan via


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