Summertime is quickly approaching, which means summer vacations are just around the corner! Though summertime vacationing is a great way to enjoy the warm summer months, traveling through airports with equipment for those with limited mobility, such as a wheelchair, mobility scooter or a power chair, can quickly become discouraging or frustrating.
EZ-ACCESS wants to make your time traveling through airports a little easier. The first step in successfully and comfortably flying with limited mobility is being well prepared. Start with notifying your airline well in advance that you or your loved one will be traveling with a wheelchair, mobility scooter or power chair. Next, consider these tips when preparing your equipment to fly hassle-free to your destination.
- Check to make sure your equipment is in good working condition. Be sure to check and double check any power equipment for warn parts or parts that may need to be replaced. Nothing would hinder a great summer vacation more than having unexpected accidents or break downs with your equipment!
- Pack a small repair kit. After you have checked your equipment and made sure it is in good working condition, it is a safe idea to pack a small repair kit just in case. Minor tools, batteries or portable parts are just some items that you could bring along in your repair kit while on vacation.
- Label your chair and detachable parts. While traveling through airports and airport security, it will highly benefit you to label your equipment with your name. This will ensure that your chair will be returned to you when you land at your destination. Also, consider using a gate delivery tag to be extra sure that your equipment will be returned to you when you land.
Once you have landed at your destination, be sure that all transportation arrangements are ready to go so that you can start your vacation as soon as you arrive. EZ-ACCESS can help you stay prepared with portable ramps and supplies to make your summer vacation the very best that it can be.