Japan Airlines Introduces Bamboo Wheelchairs

December 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“Japan Airlines (JAL) has come up with a novel way to help wheelchair users avoid setting off metal detectors at airport security gates — by offering them bamboo wheelchairs instead.


Traveling by plane is a cumbersome and unpleasant ordeal for everyone, but especially for wheelchair-bound passengers. Individuals using wheelchairs have to put up with an invasive full body check every time they fly because their wheelchairs always sets off the security alarm. Imagine if you had to undergo this humiliating experience every time you traveled by plane.

I commend Japan Airlines for thinking outside the box, and coming up with this unique way to make travel by air a more enjoyable experience for disabled passengers.

I hope American airlines will consider using bamboo or plastic wheelchairs.