Flying while blind

"But what about me?"

Those words were spoken by a man sitting next to me on an airplane. I was in the aisle seat and he was in the centre. He was speaking to the flight attendant who was delivering the preflight safety briefing. Usually, I will get a private briefing during the preboarding process for people with disabilities. But this time, a flight attendant didn't get to me until the plane was fully boarded.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 28, 2018, with the headline 'Flying while blind'. Print Edition | Subscribe