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Governmental Policies & Resources
Transportation Security Administration: Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Your Survival Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel
British Thoracic Society produced recommendations for the management of patients with respiratory disease planning air travel in 2010.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Aviation Consumer Protection, File a Consumer Complaint
General Travel Information
Transportation Security Administration: TSA Cares (1-855-787-2227) is a toll free helpline to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. TSA recommends that passengers call 72 hours ahead of travel for information about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. Also, explore Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions.
US Department of Transportation: Air travelers who experience disability-related air travel service problems may call the hotline at 1-800-778-4838 (voice) or 1-800-455- 9880 (TTY) to obtain assistance.
Laws and Regulations
U.S. Department of Transportation, 14 CFR Part 382, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel
U.S. Department of Transportation, Passengers with Disabilities: About the Air Carrier Access Act