My friend from down south Brenda brown Parent Had this on her Facebook wall a few minutes ago, I recently flew through through an international Aiport down south and found a similar lack of caring and support for the disabled.
Once again our airport humiliates someone living with a disability! If there isn’t a lack of accessible transportation, there is a lack of help for anyone requiring assistance!
Joanne Paolini Fronabarger wrote this about her experience
I took my handicapped brother Peter to the airport this morning. The Charleston Airport is under renovations. In the past, I would drive him to the curb in front of his airline and a skycap would assist Peter (who is in a wheelchair) and myself with the process. Today, there was no one in sight. We flagged two men in yellow vests and asked what we should do. We followed their instructions pulling all the way forward. We waited outside for what seemed like an eternity. Peter was getting nervous about missing his early boarding. I left him there in my running car and went in for assistance where I was told a skycap would be right out. I went outside and again, we waited. No one came out. This time, I left my car with flashers on and wheeled my brother and his suitcase in all by myself. Again the woman called over the P.A. For assistance. Still no one came so I wheeled him to his check in all by myself. I bid him a hasty farewell feeling the need to get back to my car. As I hurriedly approached my car it was surrounded by airport parking security. Before I could say one word they all started yelling at me about leaving my car there. One of the construction workers told one of the agents my story as the other agent was chastising me. I backed up and let them know if they towed my car or wrote me a ticket that they’d be hearing from an attorney because they were violating federal law by not providing ease of entry to the handicapped. This state is by far the most negligent when it comes to dealing with special needs people. I’m still steaming mad!