Get an Airport Wheelchair for Older Passengers
If you’re traveling with someone who’s older or who has mobility issues, it’s a good idea to order them a wheelchair in advance. My dad used to get embarrassed when I would arrange for one, but as time’s passed he’s come to appreciate it. Now, he doesn’t have to do any really long walks. Some airports require a ridiculous amount of walking to get from curb to gate or vice versa. Also, he no longer has to wait in long lines to go through security. And finally, he’s the first to board the plane.
Sometimes though, the process can be time-consuming. Some airlines make the wheelchair passengers the last to deplane and some airports (ahem, Toronto) don’t have enough handlers (which is why we recently ended up waiting an extra 20 minutes). But if you or the person you’re traveling with could really use the help, it’s definitely an option worth considering.
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