|Topic:||British War Hero Humiliated On Thomas Cook Flight|
|Posted by:||Leslie Wilson|
|Ben Parkinson survived losing both legs and a devastating brain injury in Afghanistan to be denied the use of an aisle chair on a Thomas Cook flight from Cyprus.|
Ben, whose charity work earned him the MBE, is a Patron and Ambassador for Pilgrim Bandits, a charity set up by war veterans to help injured personnel get back to a normal life.
Last Sunday, Ben and five fellow injured servicemen were traveling back from a break in Cyprus. According to the Charity, once on board their Thomas Cook flight, the group asked for availability of an aisle chair.
Aisle chairs are specially designed wheelchairs capable of fitting down the narrow aisles of the airplane, and are commonly used by people with reduced mobility to move from and to toilets.
Pilgrim Bandits quoted the flight’s first officer saying there was no aisle chair on board. "It’s not my problem, thank you for flying Thomas Cook,” the second in command told the group of amputees.
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|British War Hero Humiliated On Thomas Cook Flight||04/11/14 21:15:00||Leslie Wilson|
|Re: British War Hero Humiliated On Thomas Cook Flight||05/11/14 08:34:00||Dave Robertson|
|Re: British War Hero Humiliated On Thomas Cook Flight||05/11/14 11:07:00||Nigel Brooks|
|Re:Re: British War Hero Humiliated On Thomas Cook Flight||05/11/14 13:00:00||Dan Murphy|