At the OAG Airline of the Year Awards 2006, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, American Airlines will be presented with the award for “Airline of Choice for Travelers with a Disability” by Alan Whicker, CBE. This is a new award for 2006. Eddie Bell, Chairman of OAG commented:
“We have introduced this award in response to our customers. They have been asking for airlines to be recognized for putting themselves out to make travel as easy as possible for disabled people.
“Too often when traveling, those with a disability can find things more difficult than able-bodied passengers, which should not be the case. From the comments that came in via the survey it is clear how much people value the extra care and consideration that is shown by certain airlines. American Airlines is highly regarded for making disabled travellers feel comfortable and respected.”
The OAG Airline of the Year Awards are based on votes polled from OAG’s worldwide customer base of business travelers, and their votes are based on personal experience.