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Old 02-10-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Having ECV delivered to resort...what to do at airport?

My mom can't walk long distances. She has never used a scooter but we are renting and having it delivered to resort. Are there typically wheelchairs free to use within airports? Im nervous about making her walk a long way to/from gate and standing in long security lines.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Arrange with your airline for wheelchair assistance before leaving. They will wheel her from the check in desk to the airplane and then from the plane to where you need to go after that. You will need to tip the porters. They will also help her thru security.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #3
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We always requested a wheelchair through our airline when my grandma traveled with us. They always had an employee wheel her through security and at our destination they would meet the plane & escort her to baggage claim and to the shuttle area
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excellent thanks!
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We are flying Jet Blue from Boston and have a similiar situation with my son. Are there wheelchairs at the airport we can use or do we have to set it up prior to going and landing. We are bringing his scooter but I cant see him using the scooter when we land in Orlando and have to get on that monerail to get to the Magical Express area... I know he will need a wheelchair.
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We are flying Jet Blue from Boston and have a similiar situation with my son. Are there wheelchairs at the airport we can use or do we have to set it up prior to going and landing. We are bringing his scooter but I cant see him using the scooter when we land in Orlando and have to get on that monerail to get to the Magical Express area... I know he will need a wheelchair.

I use my scooter to and from the plane each time I go. It is very easy to get on the monorail at MCO with a scooter. I would just use that rather than try and arrange for a wheelchair.
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Also if the airline will not let you use the chair while you wait for the bus you can tell the CM at magical express that you need to sit and wait for the bus and they will take you tothe front where they have some benches.
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