Crutches on a plane

Posted on July 26th, 2011 in Uncategorized by quepasa18

I am currently NWB but next week should go to PWB. Next weekend I’m going on vacation and will need to take my crutches with me plus I’ll be wearing my boot. Any advice on dealing with security, etc. Do I need to contact the airline ahead of time or anything?

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  1. crutchman said,

    on July 26th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I’m going on a flight tomorrow from London heathrow . Im traveling economy and hoping they will upgrade me after they see my condition. will need to be at heathrow early so that i can get a wheelchair from the disabled desk and someone to push me around . I will blog about my experience this week.

  2. mark black said,

    on July 27th, 2011 at 7:03 am

    hello,

    Airports in my experience and airlines are very helpful. If you need a wheel chair or a lift to the gate you need to let the airline know 48 hours in advance. If not just check in at the desk and ask for special assistance to get on the plan early. as for security couldn’t be nicer. they let you go though with crutches, you beep, the check you, get you a seat put your crutches through the scanner and swab your boot. easy as.

    I blogged about it here

    http://meandmyachilles.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/aircast-and-airplanes/

    http://meandmyachilles.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/aircasts-and-airplanes-pt-ii/

    safe trip.

    Mark

  3. quepasa18 said,

    on July 27th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks for the info Mark. That’s really helpful!

  4. mark black said,

    on July 27th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    you’re welcome, enjoy your trip!

  5. erdnerd said,

    on October 21st, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Did your foot swell on the plane? I experienced a lot of swelling on trip? I am nervous I may have done something stupid by traveling? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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