Rolling through large crowded airports, hauling luggage, waiting in long lines, receiving a pat down, being strapped into a tiny aisle chair and then sitting for hours unable to move is exhausting. We’ve learned that the best way to circumvent some of the inevitable issues is to know what to expect and prepare accordingly.
What to remember before you book
Before clicking the purchase button, even seasoned travellers should review the airline’s policies regarding passengers with disabilities. John Morris, a triple amputee who has flown more than 1.3 million kilometres in the past five years, writes about accessibility for his website WheelchairTravel. He discovered, after reading AirAsia’s website, that he cannot fly with the airline because his battery-operated wheelchair weighs more than the airline allows.