What to Do When You Arrive at the Airport

In a previous blog, I shared tips on how to protect your wheelchair when traveling by plane. As much as one can plan and prepare to travel by air, as a wheelchair user the planning doesn’t stop when we get to the airport. In fact, what we do to ease potential travel woes when flyingContinue reading “What to Do When You Arrive at the Airport”

New Rule to Address Lack of Accessible Bathrooms on Airplanes

During the early part of my career, I was very blessed and fortunate to travel across the country. Typically, I was on the road for over 250 days out of the year. It was very strenuous and taxing, especially with having a disability and everything involved with traveling. One of the things I was alwaysContinue reading “New Rule to Address Lack of Accessible Bathrooms on Airplanes”

New Policy Restricts Flights for Wheelchair Users

On average, I fly two to three times a year. Within the last six months, it has been difficult to book flights due to the size of my power wheelchair. Due to recent policy changes by the Department of Transportation, airlines are no longer required to accommodate power wheelchairs on smaller aircrafts if the chairContinue reading “New Policy Restricts Flights for Wheelchair Users”

The High Cost of Flying with a Power Wheelchair

A wheelchair user puts their life and livelihood at risk when they decide to fly. According to the latest Air Travel Consumer Report, in July 2021, airlines broke 28 wheelchairs a day on average. Public Meeting with DOT and Airlines On March 24, the U.S Department of Transportation held a public meeting on flying withContinue reading “The High Cost of Flying with a Power Wheelchair”

Tips When Flying with a Power Chair

How do you travel using your power chair? It’s one of the most commonly asked questions I get from people. There was a time in my life where I was on the road 280 days out of the year, basically living out of hotel rooms. I had more than one flight every single month. InContinue reading “Tips When Flying with a Power Chair”

Flight Risk: Flying with a Power Chair

From vacations to business trips, people with disabilities travel every day, all over the world. The U.S. Department of Transportation enforces the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), a law that makes it illegal for airlines to discriminate against a passenger with a disability. The ACAA applies to all flights traveling to, from or within theContinue reading “Flight Risk: Flying with a Power Chair”