Delta Air Lines & Disabled Passengers Settle 3-Year-Old Discrimination Suit

Five disabled passengers have finally reached a settlement with Delta Airlines after a three-year battle against the carriers claiming discrimination at the Detroit airport.

According to the Associated Press, via AJC.com, the physically disabled passengers originally sued Northwest Airlines, which as later bought by Delta. The resolution in this case settled around 60 issues named in the lawsuit.

The District Court found that the airlines and airport authority of Wayne County, Mich., violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, as there wasn’t an accessible path from an elevator to a pedestrian bridge at the a Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

As a result of the settlement, there will be modifications by Delta and the airport authority i to two terminals at the airport, as well as parking garages and shuttle buses.

Despite the big win in getting all those issue resolved, the airline and airport were found not to be in violation over the lack of emergency exits from one of the airport’s terminals.

Delta, disabled passengers settle Detroit airport discrimination claim [AJC.com]