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Traveling with a Disability

The Air Carrier Access Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in air travel. The Department of Transportation has a rule defining the rights of passengers and the obligations of airlines under this law. This rule applies to all flights of U.S. airlines, and to flights to or from the United States by foreign airlines.

The following is a summary of the main points of the DOT rule (Title 14 CFR Part 382):

Prohibition of Discriminatory Practices:

Accessibility of Facilities:

Other Services and Accommodations:

Administrative Provisions:

*You may obtain an accessible electronic copy of 14 CFR Part 382 or this fact sheet at airconsumer.dot.gov or call DOT at (202) 366-2220 to request a copy.