Airline Accommodations For Quadriplegics
Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:52 PM
Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:03 PM
Getting on the plane will require her to transfer from her chair into the isle chair to get onto the plane, check with them if they are prepaired to lift her, there is no hoist, they might require her to have two carers to lift (depending on size) Once in the seat it is difficult to move about the plane, the crew will not help lift / move, if she uses a catheter, I suggest taking a bottle to empty it into and then into the loo.
All seats have to be in an upright position for take off and landing, in reality this is about 45 mins at each end of the flight. Normal aircraft seats do recline a little but not a lot, first class are better (you might consider this). Airlines normally sit disabled people next to the isle, the issue with this is the two people in the seats between you and the window cant get in or out.
Also most airlines will not transport electric chairs, (due to weight and batteries v cold etc.)
Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:53 PM
The part about most of the seats not being able to recline very much,,, is putting it mildly. I can't afford first class,, so I wouldn't know about that. Oh,, and if THEY require an additional carer,,, THEY have to pay for his seat,,,,,, honest to god,, it says so in the ADA guidelines.
All the rules you need are online. Google is a wonderful tool.
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