Disabled Woman wins Legal Battle with Thomas Cook after airport Hell.
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An arthritis sufferer from Sheffield who stood in an airport queue for four hours because her tour operator failed to find her a seat or wheelchair has won a legal battle for damages.
Janice Campbell, aged 67, from Sheffield, sued Thomas Cook on the grounds their failure to help was discrimination.
The travel firm appealed but three senior judges threw out the appeal.
Afterwards, Mrs Campbell, who suffers from arthritis in her neck, back and right hip and gets migraines said: “All I wanted was a seat.
“Hopefully this very good judgment will make a difference.”
She was among hundreds of tourists flown back to the UK after civil unrest erupted in Tunisia in January 2011.
On January 14 2011 she was made to stand for four hours at Monastir Airport, waiting for a flight.
When she informed staff she was unable to stand for long periods she was…
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