Wheelchair Air Travel: Tips And Tricks To Get It Right

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  1. sobore
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    People who need a wheelchair to go about their everyday life are wary of the risks of loss or damage associated to air travel, but may be unaware of their rights.

    We take a closer look at services available to wheelchair users at European airports and on board aircraft, which kind of assistance they are entitled to receive when traveling by air, the differences between U.S. and European legislation, what to do in case of loss or damage, and some useful tips and tricks to make the journey seamless.

    Airport services

    European legislation assigns airports responsibility to provide assistance to passengers with special needs from their arrival at the airport, up to their embarkation, including assistance with getting seated inside the aircraft and storage of hand luggage. Passengers are also entitled to receive help with completion of check-in process, shipment of checked luggage, and clearing security and passport checks points. The same services are available to passengers arriving by air at any European airport. Passengers must pre – notify their airline of their needs at least 48 hours before their flight.

    Read More: http://www.reducedmobility.eu/20130...r-travel-tips-and-tricks-to-get-it-right.html
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