Flying Tips for Wheelchair Users, From Wheelchair Users
With Cure SMA coming up next month, I thought this article might be of interest to some of you. Barbara and Tim Twardowski put together some flying tips for wheelchair users based on personal experience. They cover everything from booking concerns to toileting and even address the importance of the Air Carrier Access Act (A.C.C.A.) in case things go wrong.
I flew a couple of times when I was little, but I haven’t been on an airplane in over a decade. The limitations are frustrating, but at the same time, my parents and I are used to road-tripping everywhere. We considered taking the train to California, but in the end we decided to go with what’s tried and true: our van, full to bursting with luggage and snacks. Road trips aren’t all bad!
Are you able to fly? If not, how do you go about traveling?