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Wheelchair tips Can you suggest air travel tips for wheelchair users?

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Call ahead, always, and tell them your in a wheelchair, and then ask them what their procedures are for people in wheelchairs, usually you can take no matter what type of wheelchair onto the plane, but when you get to the checkin counter you'll have to check in your wheelchair, make sure if its Electric you have notes on it, where its suppose to be going, what to touch, and not to touch..etc.. They will Now thankfully load your wheelchair into the cargo part of the plane, the wheelchair they have is just to get you down the aisle, make sure if you need a isle seat you tell them that, also first class and businesses usually have bigger seats... all planes have website with this information on them American, Southwestern, Blue Jet, etc... you can usually find this information right on their websites, and be thankful, because a long time ago, I needed to fly and wasn't able too this was back in the 80's tell them if you'll need assistance, etc...

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Here are some tips

  • When booking your flight: Use a travel agent who is experienced with planning trips for travelers with disabilities.
  • Make your reservation far in advance.
  • If possible, choose an airline with planes that have 30 seats or more - larger planes offer more accessibility.
  • Pick a flight with no changeovers. Call ahead to alert the reservation clerk that you will be traveling with a wheelchair.
  • Arrange for boarding assistance or an aisle chair to get to your seat. And if you can't walk, request an aisle chair during your flight for bathroom use.
  • You should arrive at the airport At least an hour in advance so you can store your fold-up wheelchair on-board. (There is usually room for one wheelchair on a first-come basis).
  • When possible, use gel batteries, as wet batteries must be removed and stored in a separate sealed container.

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