[AI] Assistance for visually challenged in Air India international flights.

Adhimoolam Vetrivel Murugan vadhimoolam at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 15:48:42 EDT 2010


But advise your friend to contact the airline in advance. She may
still get required assistance, but according to international law,
airlines need to be notified 48 hours in advance and as a government
owned airline, air india is a bit crazy at times.

Best,

Vetri.

On 16/06/2010, Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss <sathiya.ramdoss at gmail.com> wrote:
>  In general,   Prior to travelling / while booking the ticket, person
> must request accomodation. Certainly, it is mandatory for  the
> respective   airlines to provide requested accomodation for the
> disabled individuals.
> As for as the convinient of the person who is traveling tomorrow, I
> can give some tips from my personal experience.
> First,  once she reaches airport, ask the  person to request help from
> the gate agent to take her to the respective airlines e.g., Air India,
> right?
> Once, she reaches air India,  she can ask the agent to help her in
> filling out the forms e.g., forms that indicate that you are leaving
> India. In the meantime, they will also help her to weigh her baggages.
> After getting this paper procedures done, she can seek their support
> to complete  leaving formalities and security check as well. After
> security check done,  air indian agent will take her to gate  from
> where the plane takes off. Till the boarding time starts, she can wait
> and again Air India agent will come and take her in to the flight and
> make her seated. During transits, respective airline agents will come
> and  take her and help her to get the transit security checks done.
> Before she arrives at U.S. port of entry,  flight agents will help her
> to complete some paper works in the flight itself. Once she arrives at
> the port of entry,  air prort agents will  help her to get the
> baggages and take her to get immigration and get  her through. After
> completing immigration, she can ask her to leave outside the airport
> gate or  ask them to take  her to domestic flight ( NOTE: it is
> depending up on  her final destination).
> For the  smooth travel, ask her to request wheel chair accomodation,
> if she  has not done that yet. and it is much easier for first time
> travellers.  Please feel free to ask any questions / clarifications.
> Hope, it helps. Thanking You.
>
>
> Sathiyaprakash
>
> On 6/16/10, nilesh sonar <nileshhiralalsonar at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hello
>> one of my friend had face  same problem   then he called  to the
>> service provider   and they had provide him assistant from the entry
>> of the airport   gate
>> and at the destination airport also
>> i think there is some guied line for all the airlines  for person
>> with disability but i dont have it now
>> so she  can do same as my friend has done
>>
>> from Nilesh
>> legal officer
>> Bank of baroda
>> Mo:9226448091
>>
>>
>>
>> On 6/16/10, Vamshi G <gvamshiai at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi friends,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> One of my friends is travelling by an Air India flight to USA.
>>>
>>> Is there any assistance that she can get like, guidance in finding gate
>>> ways, locating luggage, filling up forms?
>>>
>>> And, what are all the precautions that have to be taken for a journey
>>> like
>>> this?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> She is a low vision person.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Guidance required very urgently as she is leaving tomorrow evening.
>>>
>>> Please give your mobile numbers and I shall ask her to contact you, if
>>> required.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Vamshi G
>>>
>>> M: +91 9949349497
>>>
>>> R: +91 877 2243861
>>>
>>> Skype: gvamshi81
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> www.retinaindia.org
>>>
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