Bonnie Hayes Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Aviation & Aerospace and Developmental Disabilities

Specialty Focus:

Air Carrier Access Act, Airline policy and procedures, Special service requests (SSR); wheelchairs, seating, Covid-19 exceptions. etc., Service and Support Animals, Complaint Resolution Official (CRO) Program, Safety Assistants, Accessible services in airports and onboard, Mobility device handling

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

3

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After a near forty-year career with American Airlines, Bonnie Hayes has invaluable insight into and experience with the air travel industry. Her thorough knowledge of the Air Carrier Access Act, combined with an extensive background in airline policy and procedure, positioned her as an Expert Witness for American Airlines’ from 2018-2021. Bonnie is an Aviation Accessibility Consultant and founder/owner of Access 382. She specializes in the ACAA (CFR Title 14, Chapter II, Subchapter D, Part 382) including: airline requirements for special service requests (SSRs); physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities; Service and Emotional Support Animals; seating accommodations; accessible services in airports; Airport Agent policy and procedures; wheelchair and aisle chair services; boarding, deplaning and connecting assistance; pet relief areas; accessible services onboard; Flight Attendant policy and procedures; accessible lavatories; onboard wheelchairs; passenger medical equipment; medical clearances; mobility device handling and stowage; advance notice requirements; communicable diseases; medical conditions; Safety Assistants; Complaint Resolution Officials; denial of transportation; complaint and enforcement procedures; document retention and record keeping. Throughout her career, Bonnie has held positions in Customer Accessibility, Passenger Service, Airport Agent Training, Customer Experience Innovation and Delivery, Customer Planning and Customer Care Support.