September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
21 November 2022, Hilton London Metropole
BRITISH AIRWAYS is to stop carrying stretchers from the beginning of June. This move has not gone down well in certain quarters. Europ Assistance, experts in this field with over 40 years” experience, is very critical pointing out that the increased use of air ambulances and air taxis will add to journey times for repatriating sick or injured patients. BA says that the decision was more or less forced on them. The airline claims that in 62% of cases, the uploading of stretchers causes flight delays. Airlines are not obliged to carry stretchers in the air under the UK's Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Similarly, under US law, there is no requirement to carry stretcher cases.