AIRLINES’ ASSISTANCE SCHEMES Tuesday 27 November 2007 PDF Print Tips’ page for travellers has need to know information on airline facilities Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK’s leading flight price comparison site, has produced a tips page for travellers who require more information on airline facilities for disabled passengers. The tips page, soon to be joining others on the website at http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/travel-tips , displays information on facilities for those with impaired mobility, sight and hearing. Two noteworthy facilities offered by airlines include Air France which operates a free service called Saphir where those with impaired mobility will be met by a representative at the airport and escort you to the aircraft. Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic declares to have a number of cabin crew and ground staff that have passed the Stage 1 British Sign Language Course, as well as utilising a Minicom phone service for the hearing impaired. The page lists information for 12 leading airlines, wheelchairs and guide dogs are generally accepted provided advance notice is given. Braille emergency cards for those with impaired vision, and separate safety demonstrations for those with impaired vision are standard amongst most airlines. Cheapflights recommends using their telephone cheat sheet to speak straight to a human at the airline when making special requests. Francesca Ecsery, General Manager of Cheapflights.co.uk comments “We hope this page will be of assistance to travellers planning a trip who need to have this information readily available, in order to make their holiday run smoothly”. - Ends - Notes to Editors: Cheapflights Ltd. Cheapflights pioneered flight price search and comparison in 1996 and has been profitable since launch. The Cheapflights flight price comparison model publishes over a million fares daily from hundreds of sources. This empowers price sensitive consumers to get an overview of flights prices, find the best deals and the companies that offer them. Once a deal is found, the Cheapflights user can click through to a price provider's site or in many cases to the provider's call-centre. In 2003 Cheapflights launched its successful US site www.cheapflights.com. It is estimated that last year circa US$1.8 Billion sales were achieved by our advertisers through deals published on our UK and US sites. In 2006 Cheapflights invested in the early stage Icelandic flights global schedule search and flight planner site www.dohop.com and also launched HOWZAT media LLP, an investment fund for early stage and start-up dotcoms www.howzatmedia.com. With nearly 6.0 million unique users globally a month, Cheapflights is a leader in flights deals information and continues to develop its unique and highly successful product. For further information please contact: Petrina Bonnington-Evans Rooster Tel: 020 7953 8774 Fax: 020 7953 8780 Email: Petrina.Bonnington-Evans@rooster.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of ICrossing Ltd in the following categories: Travel, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.