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    'People in wheelchairs should be able to fly'

    I wish all airports had an Eagle Lift. It is so much safer than having to depend on a couple people doing transfers.

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/disa...144206481.html
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    That thing does look like it would be friendly, and would be great if airports had one, but man I can't imagine wanting to travel/pack one with me.

    Sorry, but your title made me remember this and had to post it.

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    Eagle lift

    Quote Originally Posted by HACKNSACK44 View Post
    I wish all airports had an Eagle Lift. It is so much safer than having to depend on a couple people doing transfers.

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/disa...144206481.html
    West Jet uses these lifts. I find they are a P. in the A.

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    West Jet uses these lifts. I find they are a P. in the A.
    I was intrigued by the original story. I'd never heard of the Eagle Lift before.

    We don't travel much but the most nerve-racking part of the journey is that two person lift-transfer from his wheelchair down to to the aisle chair followed by the 2 person lift to the seat. Only to repeat once we've landed.

    I'm always eyeing the contract employees for their muscle bulk and whether they seem like they've done a 2 person transfer before.

    What didn't you like about the Eagle lift?

    (Not that I think US carriers are going to adopt and invest in this. The contract employees make 12.50/hr and the airline has no liability.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yadier View Post
    West Jet uses these lifts. I find they are a P. in the A.
    Why don't you like the lift? What is your injury level? I'm around 250 pounds c3c4 and it is very hard to put my trust into a couple of people who really don't care about me. Also the Fire Chief at one of the airports said they would rather use the lift because it is safer for everyone. He said the transfers are awkward and can go bad quickly.

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    List of airports that have a Eagle Lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HACKNSACK44 View Post
    List of airports that have a Eagle Lift.
    Thanks!

    The US distributor for the Eagle lift seems to be Diamond Passenger Lift.
    https://diamondpassengerlift.com
    https://www.facebook.com/DPLEagle2USA/

    I'm hoping they may have some updated information since their 2016 listings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2drwhofans View Post
    Thanks!

    The US distributor for the Eagle lift seems to be Diamond Passenger Lift.
    https://diamondpassengerlift.com
    https://www.facebook.com/DPLEagle2USA/

    I'm hoping they may have some updated information since their 2016 listings.
    Thanks for the info! This company is about 1hr 30mins from me. Like you said hopefully they have an updated list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2drwhofans View Post
    This is so ridiculous! The cost of training people is to much? I know the Fire Chief at the Orlando airport knows how to use it so have him train these people. Lets be real it's not rocket science! Also you think the so called training is expensive what if the muscle drops someone and causes serious injuries or one of them throw their back out. You don't think that will cost a pretty penny? From the Orlando Fire Chief they would rather use the lift because it is safer for everyone. He said the transfers are awkward and can go bad quickly.

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