Bringing your mobility scooter overseas

Travelling with your elderly loved ones can be a more convenient and relaxing experience when you bring along a mobility scooter.
Nov. 16, 2014 - PRLog -- Travelling overseas is often associated with boundless walking. Getting around on foot can then become a source of critic, making travelling sound tiresome. For travellers who own a mobility scooter, why not consider bringing your mobility scooter along? Aside from enjoying the ease of travelling, bringing your elderly loved ones will also become more convenient, enhancing the holiday experience.

In order to successfully bring your mobility scooter overseas, there are some tips of which you can take note.

Tip #1

Before checking with the airline services on the procedures, it is important to know the specifications of the mobility scooter. Browse through the mobility scooter’s manual again and look out for its battery specification, weight with/without battery and folded size measurements. Usually mobility scooter that come with detachable batteries are more travel friendly. Most of the airlines will require about the Watt-hours (Wh) of the battery. To calculate this value, simply multiple the Voltage (V) and Ampere- hours (Ah) of the battery e.g. 20V x 11 Ah = 220 Wh.

Tip #2

Notify the airlines provider at least 48 hours before departure if you are going to check in the mobility scooter. It is usually recommended to notify them during the ticket reservation process. This is to give time for to make the necessary arrangements.

Tip #3

Find out if the checked in mobility scooter will count towards the free baggage allowance of the passenger. In this case, you will have to ensure that the weight of your luggage and mobility scooter meet the allowance. There are some airlines which will provide a separate allowance for the mobility scooter. This means that the mobility scooter will be labeled as an odd size baggage and placed separately from other luggage.

Tip #4

It will be great if you can arrive at the departure terminal early, approximately 2 to 3 hours early. This will then give time for packing and checking in. Having your mobility scooter wrapped in plastic is also ideal as it enhances the packaging. Throughout checking in remember to request for the mobility scooter to be labeled as fragile. A picture of the mobility scooter in its preflight condition should also be taken as proof purposes.

Tip #5

In the event that the airlines provider cannot check in the battery, you can look into Cargo services as a viable option. Airport cargo services are efficient as they are very familiar with the airport luggage rules and regulations.

Bringing a mobility scooter is advantageous especially if the mobility scooter is compact and foldable. Furthermore a mobility scooter will allow your elderly loved ones to travel longer without the fatigue and enjoy a more fulfilling vacation.

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