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An Overview of Mentally or Physically Challenged Passengers



[An Overview of Passengers with Reduced Mobility – Categorized in Airline Companies]


An Overview of Passengers with Reduced Mobility – Categorized in Airline Companies
Airline Company Type of Flight No. of Wheel Chair for Cabin Seat (WCHC) Remark(s)
EVA AIR MD-90 4 people (need to be taken care by the companion) The reservation specialist shall provide a proper service.

Regarding the restriction for passengers with other special needs, please contact the airline company.
Mandarin Airlines E-190 6 people Every flight accepts only 6 passengers with special needs. Regarding the restriction for passengers with other special needs, please contact the airline company.
UNI AIR MD90 4 people (with companion) Every flight accepts only 8 people under the state of WCHC, WCHS and BLND.

However, every flight only accepts 4 people of WCHC.

Regarding the restriction for passengers with other special needs, please contact the airline company.
Daily Air MD-82/83 4 people Regarding the restriction for passengers with other special needs, please contact the airline company.
Remarks: For detailed information, please refer to websites of airline companies or contact them by telephone directly

Source of references:
 
  1. International Air Transport Association (IATA) has defined “passengers with reduced mobility” as “a person whose mobility is reduced due to physical or intellectual deficiency and who needs some degree of individual caring or assistance from the airline company during processes of boarding, taking off the airplane, flying or ground operations.


    It includes passenger with one leg or two legs in cast (LEGL, LEGR, LEGB), passenger who requires special medical service and quarantine (MEDA), passenger who requires stretcher (STCR), passenger who requires wheelchair (WCHR, WCHS, WCHC), passenger who is visually impaired (BLND) and passenger who is hearing-impaired (DEAF)

  2. In practice, most of the passengers with reduced mobility belongs to the category of WCHC (Wheel Chair for Cabin Seat; passengers who are unable to move at all. They need the assistance of wheelchair to reach the airplane and other people’s support to go up / down the stairs and to reach the seat). Therefore, this table is designed for WCHC passengers

  3. As the flight type and the number of seat, flight attendant and escape door vary according to the actual situation, airlines may have different limits on the number of people and handling methods. 


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Update:2020-06-30