Air travel tips for travelers with health problems or disabilities

Air travel for people with health problems, disabilities, disabilities or special needs can be difficult. The following air travel tips will help make your flight and travel, either domestic or international, easier, cheaper and safer.

When making your travel arrangements, ask the carts, wheelchair services or other transportation you need. Describe your limitations and needs completely. Get your ticket and boarding pass before you will have to wait in any direction. You will be able to arrange a trip at a discount, to get better deals and avoid last minute headaches of travel.

Talk to a representative of your airline or travel agent regarding the type of toilet you are on the plane. Call your airport and find as much information as possible about the bathrooms and disabled parking at the airport.

You will discover how you board the plane at each of the airports involved in your trip. You may need another type of aircraft or other route, so you have runways, bridges or jet, on the plane to the airport and do not worry about stairs.

One year, my mother and I were going to leave the San Jose airport in California, and discovered after we arrived we had to hit the ground with the wheelchair on the track. Four airline employees had to take my mother in the wheelchair up the steep stairs to board the plane. This can be impossible if there are weight problems.

Consider what the seating arrangement works best for your needs. A hallway seat that would facilitate access to the bathroom? You will need to avoid sitting in the emergency exit row. Passengers in this line can be asked to help others in an emergency.