ACAA: What to Know Before You Fly
It’s time for a travel pop quiz! True or false?
- The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) requires passengers
with disabilities to provide an airline with at least 72
hours’ notice before traveling.
- New aircraft with 30 or more seats must have movable
armrests on all aisle seats except in emergency exit or
- All new aircraft must have accessible restrooms.
They’re all false. But if you hesitated — accessible
restrooms are only mandated on new twin-aisle
aircraft, and new aircraft must have movable armrests
on half its aisle seats — check out the Department of
Disabilities Web page.
require people with
disabilities to provide
advance notice, but there are equipment exceptions.
Know your rights before you fly.