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Calgary Airport Replaces Handicapped Spots With ‘Lexus Solely’ Parking

You recognize these silly novelty indicators that say issues like “Mustang Parking Solely” that dorks prefer to put of their garages? They’re innocent enjoyable, proper? In fact they’re. However you recognize, you can make them a complete lot much less innocent should you changed handicapped spots with indicators like that, in alternate for cash from one specific automotive model. You recognize, just like the Calgary Airport lately did with Lexus.

Yep, that’s proper, the Calgary Airport Authority in Alberta, Canada turned 5 ‘accessible’ parking areas (analogous to American Handicapped Parking) into Lexus-branded parking areas reserved just for these handicapped with Lexus possession.

I child! Lexuses are nice. Nice automobiles.

I’m not kidding concerning the parking areas, however after the fecalstorm that adopted when a household with entry wants discovered their areas gone/occupied by gleaming Lexii, I wager the Calgary Airport needs they have been kidding.


The household filed a grievance, beginning a series of occasions that ended with the airport returning the areas to their unique accessible standing, and issuing the next assertion:

“YYC Calgary Worldwide Airport want to apologize to our passengers impacted by the choice to alter the situation of the accessible parking stalls on the airport; it’s clearly out of contact with our dedication to being an accessible facility.”

The assertion additionally goes on to make it clear that it was the Airport Authority’s concept to make handicapped areas into Lexus-only areas, not Lexus:

“For readability, The Calgary Airport Authority was solely answerable for the choice of the stalls recognized for the parking marketing campaign. Lexus Canada didn’t play a task in deciding on, and was not conscious of, the places for the marketing campaign.”

I’m certain Lexus appreciated that, however they didn’t wish to take probabilities, so Lexus Canada issued their very own assertion:

“Lexus Canada want to supply our heartfelt apologies to anybody who might have been affected or offended by a latest advertising marketing campaign on the Calgary airport. We weren’t conscious that accessible parking areas could be used for this marketing campaign, and have requested the airport to right the scenario as rapidly as attainable by returning these parking areas to their meant use.”

The Calgary Airport Authority spokesperson did remind everybody that “We’re all the time other ways to diversify our income stream,”which is, you recognize, nice for them, however how the hell did they suppose this was going to play out? If there’s a technique to spin “airport removes entry for disabled individuals as a way to generate profits” right into a constructive, I certain as hell don’t know tips on how to do it.


The airport’s reasoning is just like the motivation for each wealthy ‘80s ski-movie villain who finally ends up getting pushed right into a swimming pool on the finish of the film.

It’s all been made proper once more, in order that’s good, however you’ll want to spare a thought for the true victims right here: Lexus house owners, doomed to should park alongside all these depressing, unwashed Sentras and rusting Econolines, like filthy animals.

(Thanks, Carsoffortlangley!)

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