How To Fly When Walking is a Challenge
August 12, 2014 11:26 AM Subscribe
Do you have any tips for flying with an injury or pain? What have your experiences been?
posted by Eolienne to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have chronic pain that significantly limits my physical ability. I can only walk short distances and stand for short periods of time. Sitting for long periods is also painful, but there's no way around that. I have an additional rib pain issue this month, so that limits what I can do with my upper body.
I'd like to make a flight, but I'm full of anxiety about how to accomplish it. I know airlines offer assistance, but how does that work? Do I check my bag? If I'm in a wheelchair, how do I also haul a bag around? How do I get through security? If I check my bag, is there assistance getting it off the carousel? If I don't, does somebody lift it in and out of the overhead bins for me? I've seen people riding in electric carts. How does that work?
Thanks for any info you can offer.