Wheelchairs

Most passengers convalescing from an illness or injury require a wheelchair to travel though airports. An advantage of using one is that they always have someone to push them. They know shortcuts and have priority through security and Passport Control.

 

Wheelchair passengers are given seats at the front of the aircraft and settled in before the other passengers jostle their way aboard.

They are also guided off the aircraft at the destination airport.

 

Wheelchairs generally make the whole process of transit through an airport less stressful not only for the medical passenger but also the accompanying party.

 

It is sensible that even those who are fully mobile following an illness should use a wheelchair.  Air travel is arduous even for the fit and healthy. The precipitation of any medical difficulties en route could easily prevent boarding.

 

Wheelchairs can be arranged at the airport of departure and arrival, but it must be done in advance of travel.

 

By obtaining Medical Clearance we can ensure that happens.



Buggies

These provide similar advantages to those offered by wheelchairs, but clearly are faster and better for transit through larger airports.

 

Again they need to be arranged in advance.

Hi-Lifts

Wheelchair passengers are not expected to walk onto the aircraft.

 

If the aircraft is at the departure gate, the wheelchair can be pushed to the aircraft door, or even to the seat.

 

If it is away from the gate a hi-lift is used to take the wheelchair to the aircraft door.