Vietjet flight denies boarding to sports activities physique chief in wheelchair | India Information

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MUMBAI: Wheelchair-bound Arvind Prabhoo, chairperson of the All India Pickleball Affiliation, was unable to accompany the 16 gamers representing India on the 2022 World Pickleball Championship between September 20 and 24 in Bali as he was not allowed to board a Vietjet flight from Mumbai on Saturday evening.
Prabhoo — a quadriplegic after a automotive accident 35 years in the past left him paralyzed from the neck down — alleges that this was the primary time he was denied a boarding move on grounds of the airline “not having a coverage for wheelchair-bound passengers” and no aisle chair.
“Regardless of telling them that I used to be able to pay for an aisle chair from one other airline or my 4 private attendants might raise me to the seat, the airline turned down each my requests saying they have been unprepared to deal with me in case of an emergency,” he stated.
Prabhoo, who can be president of Mumbai Suburban Desk Tennis Affiliation, stated, “I had registered myself as a disabled passenger and requested wheelchair help whereas reserving my flight. Why have they got the choice once they don’t have the services and why was I not knowledgeable on the time of reserving,” requested Prabhoo, who wrote to the ministry of civil aviation on Monday describing his plight.
So as to add to his ordeal, Prabhoo, the son of former mayor Ramesh Prabhoo, was requested to put in writing to the airline when he sought a refund and was additionally refused a refund for his attendants. “They stated since my attendants have been allowed to board, they’d not be granted a refund…Why would my attendants journey after I wasn’t being allowed to?”
For a fledgling sport simply taking off in India with Mumbai set to host fifth version of worldwide pickleball event, the Bainbridge Cup, in November, he, described his expertise a “setback”.

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