Air Carrier Access Act


Air Carrier Access Act

The Air Carrier Access Act is Title 49, Section 41705 of the U.S. Code. The act prevents public airlines from discriminating against individuals based on disabilities. The act was passed in 1986.

pecifications

After the act passed, it forbade discrimination against the handicapped. Generally, any air transportation or any foreign airline may not discriminate against an otherwise qualified person based on several criteria. The criteria that airlines may not discriminate on are: [cite web|url=http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/casecode/uscodes/49/subtitles/vii/parts/a/subparts/ii/chapters/417/subchapters/i/sections/section_41705.html|title=Air Carrier Access Act of 1986|publisher=Find Law |accessdate=2007-05-31]

# A person that has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
# A person that has a record of an impairment
# A person that is regarded has having such an impairment

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