When you are abled differently or you have someone who is, you can make traveling easier. It could be that you are using a wheelchair or you have physical limitations but whichever the case, your traveling doesn’t have to be complicated. Some will get anxiety when it comes to traveling especially when they have to board flights, trains, and public vehicles.
- Plan Beforehand
Planning early in advance will eliminate the hurdles that could be there. For example, when booking your flight tickets, advise the airline that you will be using a wheelchair. Once you do this, the airline puts the remarks on your booking which everyone across the network can see. They will be prepared to offer the assistance needed from the moment you get to the terminal, they will help you board the flight and disembark.
- Arrive Earlier Than Expected
Pre-trip anxiety is common but this happens to most people. It is important that you arrive for your flight or train earlier than expected rather than running at the last minute. It will be easier for you to be there early so that you can board at the right time.
- Double-Check Everything
Despite having booked your tickets and received them in advance, it is best that you double check everything. Confirm the dates and timings of your flight in advance to avoid disappointments of schedule changes, keep your documents and tickets together, confirm the airline has noted your special services and pack your medications if on any
- Choose the Right Destination
You do not want to pay for a trip to a destination with barriers. Probably your travel agent had no idea that it is inaccessible. You will end up being disappointed. The destination that you choose should not be difficult to navigate and with this, you should work with a knowledgeable travel agent and do your own research.
- Reduce Your Luggage Size
Traveling with a lot of luggage could be stressful for you especially when there are connecting flights. You will need help to move the luggage from point A to point B. Pack light. Reduce the luggage as much as you can.
Be informed. It’s best that you are informed about disability travel. There is a lot of materials about this and from reviews, you know what to expect and how to avoid problems. Have contacts of emergency departments with you.