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Avoiding boarding/exiting by stairs?

Avoiding boarding/exiting by stairs?

Old Feb 26, 20, 9:06 am
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There is (almost) always an alternative. But, you have to make this known. Sometimes in advance.

More and more airports are changing to the ramps with switchbacks for all passengers as it is easier and safer and frankly, expedites the process even in good weather.
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Old Feb 26, 20, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by ryw View Post
Same thing holds for LGB (which is also a great choice if you're traveling to the LA area!)
You are absolutely correct! For ALL passengers, if the choice is available, it's always better to fly into BUR or LGB. Which one depends on your final destination in LA.
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Old Feb 26, 20, 5:51 pm
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I've moved this to our Disability Forum, since members who post there may also be interested in the responses.

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Old Feb 28, 20, 7:53 am
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My worst experience was getting carried up the stairs (more like a ladder) at AAL. (and down at the CPH domestic terminal) I was saved from falling by the strong man holding the top of the chair I was in. A woman, who was obviously not as strong, was on the bottom. She slipped l and nearly fell on the steps all the esy to the ground Since I was tightly strapped into a chair, I would have been seriously injured, or killed. We were almost at the top of the steps of the MD-8x aircraft. I vowed never again. I stick to big airports with jetbridges. I get in touch with airlines if there is a chance they might have to carry me. If they say they might, I fly elsewhere and drive, or take the train / bus. Despite my username, I do use a wheelchair for mobility.
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Old Mar 11, 20, 7:25 am
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Correct... Stockholm to Berlin on Norweigian. I guess I'm vain because I would like to avoid requesting special assistance if possible. More importantly, I don't want to cause a delay in boarding and inconvenience FAs and other PAX.
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Old Mar 12, 20, 4:53 am
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Originally Posted by A Lyford View Post
Correct... Stockholm to Berlin on Norweigian. I guess I'm vain because I would like to avoid requesting special assistance if possible. More importantly, I don't want to cause a delay in boarding and inconvenience FAs and other PAX.
You should Always request special assistance in advance if there is a chance that you might need it, you will cause far more delay and inconvenience by struggling to board without it or requesting at last moment.
Even if boarding is via ramp/bridge you are much better walking on in pre-boarding, with assistance to help, than to compete in the stampede of general boarding

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