Mobility Scooters at the airport

Old Nov 24, 17, 9:37 pm
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Mobility Scooters at the airport

I use a mobility scooter mostly for distance such as malls, airports, sightseeing etc. I'm trying to find out, if...when I'm at the airport can I use my scooter right up to the gate if I'm taking it with me?

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Old Nov 25, 17, 12:53 am
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At most airports, yes, you can. Another option is to call the airline in advance and arrange wheelchair service. One of their employees will bring a wheelchair and push it for you. That way, you don't need to have someone there to take your scooter back.
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Originally Posted by Bruce19 View Post
I use a mobility scooter mostly for distance such as malls, airports, sightseeing etc. I'm trying to find out, if...when I'm at the airport can I use my scooter right up to the gate?
I've seen (motorized) mobility scooters airside at various airports in the US. How they get handled at the gate and thereafter is an area about which I'm ignorant.
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Old Nov 28, 17, 5:55 pm
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In the US, scooters can be gate-checked, and this is what I would recommend that you do. When you get to your gate, ask for a gate check tag for your scooter. You will be boarded first. Remove the key to your scooter and anything else (cushion, basket, etc) that can be removed. Make sure that you have some sort of securely fastened tag on the scooter with your name and contact information.

On arrival, the scooter will be brought planeside for you.
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Old Dec 3, 17, 1:19 pm
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I've never seen one of these used airside in Canada........FWIW.

Lots of wheelchair assistance however.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 7:03 pm
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I've never seen one of these used airside in Canada........FWIW.

Lots of wheelchair assistance however.
The OP is talking about a personally owned, single person, battery power mobility device (like these) - not a service provided by the airport.
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Old Dec 10, 17, 4:03 pm
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Sorry, no offense intended!
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Everything is fine, down and back without a scratch.
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Great to hear!
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Old Mar 10, 18, 6:34 pm
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Maybe I missed something, but the OP that I'm aware of has nothing to do with my scooter.
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Maybe I missed something, but the OP that I'm aware of has nothing to do with my scooter.
"OP" is an initialism used on the Internet, meaning "Original Poster". As you are the person who posted the first message in this thread, you would be the OP.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 8:44 am
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OK, I was unaware of that. The OP I was referring to is a # the airline assigns after approval of a medical that allows me a more comfortable seat.
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