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10/6/2018 Cool to Fly American at DFW Airport

Saturday, October 6th

10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

The American Airlines Abilities and Bridges Employee Business Resource Groups, in collaboration with the HollyRod Foundation, Brendan’s Flight Experience, The Gentry Foundation for Autism, Hatching Hope Foundation and AT&T, will be hosting a travel rehearsal event at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) on October 6th. This event is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with Autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities experience when traveling by air. It will be realistic and provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security, and boarding the plane.

This event is complimentary and is limited to the first 280 participants that register. Members who would normally travel with your child are welcome to participate. To Register for the Event: Please RSVP by clicking on this link:

When responding please include the number of adults, number of children, names of all attending, gender (male or female) and dates of birth. This information is needed for TSA clearance. As a friendly reminder, all adults will need a Government issued I.D. to clear TSA Security the day of the event.

Feel free to bring any items that your child would normally take on a flight to help ensure a successful experience (i.e. IPAD’s, talkers, service dogs, sensory items, blankets, ear plugs, headphones, books, etc.). We will confirm your attendance and follow up with additional information as it becomes available. We look forward to sharing this experience with you and your family.

Event Information

Arrival time: 10:30 a.m., but no later than 11:00 a.m.

Event Details

Boarding: 11:45 am Aircraft Taxi: 12:15 pm

Deplane: 1:00 pm

Link to register:

Earlier Event: October 6
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Later Event: October 20
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