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Tips for Disabled Travelers Flying Out of SeaTac

airline interiorWhen you have a disability, traveling may present certain obstacles – but that shouldn’t stop you from fully enjoying your trip out of SeaTac. Once you become aware of the options available to disabled travelers, you can get the most from your travel experiences. Remember to leave your vehicle at the Aeroparking lot, so you may enjoy peace of mind during your trip out of town.

Calling Ahead Is Wise

One of the first steps you’ll need to take is to call various businesses and facilities before your trip. Parking at the Aeroparking off-site SeaTac parking facility is easy and affordable, for example – but you might want to call before you arrive so that you’ll know when the wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus is scheduled to be there (if that applies to your circumstances). The staff may recommend that you arrive a bit early to be sure that you don’t miss your flight.

Traveling Out of SeaTac Airport

In order to alert the airline you’re flying with of any special needs you may have, make sure that you call at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled flight. If you prefer to rent a wheelchair, you may be able to find one at an airport store. Some airline companies also provide passengers with wheelchairs free of charge.

Speak to Your Doctor

Remember to talk to your doctor when you’re planning your trip. Your physician may be able to help you troubleshoot issues such as extended flights or travel, getting the medications you need before you go, and whether a particular trip you’re planning is a good fit for you. Your doctor may even be able to recommend a health care facility located at your chosen destination.

Explore Local Transportation

You might also explore the local transportation options where you’re going. If you plan to use public transportation, don’t hesitate to call the applicable companies to be certain that they can accommodate you. If one company cannot meet your needs, that doesn’t mean that plenty of others won’t be available to do just that.

Pack According to Your Circumstances

Don’t forget to pack everything you’ll need during your trip away from home. If you’re traveling with your own wheelchair, you may want to purchase a travel charger for the trip. Bring extra medication in case you miscount or misplace some during your travels. If you pack your medications along with your mobility equipment, you may not be charged a fee for that unit of luggage.

Making Hotel Reservations

It’s never a bad idea to ask a few questions before you make hotel reservations. If you rely on a wheelchair to get around, then the hotel you stay at should be wheelchair-accessible. You might ask for a room with a shower chair or bench, as well. If you are traveling with a service dog, remember to alert the hotel staff to that fact.

Travelers with disabilities have a wealth of options worth considering. No matter where you choose to go, you will probably need to make arrangements that reflect your particular disability. The world awaits you, and your next trip should offer the amazing experience that you deserve!

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