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Jan 14, 19, 7:38 am
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Posted By mat123

You can probably ask at the gate, but why can't...

You can probably ask at the gate, but why can't he wipe down his seat during regular boarding?
Jun 5, 17, 4:32 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,929
Posted By mat123

I did this trip in a manual wheelchair about 9...

I did this trip in a manual wheelchair about 9 years ago. I self planned it, no travel agency. We arrived by Eurostar from London and took a regular taxi to our hotel. I had a fold up chair, so it...
Feb 20, 17, 8:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,959
Posted By mat123

Very true. It is usually easy to determine the...

Very true. It is usually easy to determine the plane for the flight on the Delta website.

However, unless you are flying from hub to hub, or hub to major city, the likelihood of getting on ONLY...
Feb 20, 17, 7:34 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,959
Posted By mat123

Just my 2 cents... We fly almost only...

Just my 2 cents...

We fly almost only Southwest domestically for one reason. If you are bringing a mobility device, SWA only flies B737 aircraft, which have generous cargo door dimensions (Height...
Nov 7, 16, 8:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 4,369
Posted By mat123

So I was pretty far off from UA's policy: ...

So I was pretty far off from UA's policy:

https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/specialneeds/disabilities/custwheelchair.aspx
Nov 7, 16, 8:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 4,369
Posted By mat123

I will STRONGLY suggest you call your particular...

I will STRONGLY suggest you call your particular airline and ask for the "disability desk" and get your situation 100% clarified. Write down names, numbers, and times.
Nov 7, 16, 7:57 am
Replies: 4
Views: 4,369
Posted By mat123

From my experience, if you have: ...

From my experience, if you have:

Non-spillable/Gel based Lead acid: Leave in chair, untouched. Remove power connection from batteries to prevent accidental activation/run down.
Spillable Lead...
Nov 23, 15, 4:14 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,028
Posted By mat123

I've been at an airport where they have a very...

I've been at an airport where they have a very large & long ramp with 4 or 5 switchbacks that they pull up to the door of the plane. Then they just wheel you down the ramp. The ramp was probably...
Oct 19, 15, 8:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,095
Posted By mat123

You are correct. In the U.S. you will find ADA...

You are correct. In the U.S. you will find ADA rooms in the Standard and rarely in the Premium levels. Once you go above this, you can forget it. If you are looking for the suite life, try a hotel...
Jul 13, 15, 7:03 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,567
Posted By mat123

I would say call the property's general manager. ...

I would say call the property's general manager.

Then write reviews about this property (one star) on Yelp, Google Maps, and Tripadvisor. Then write bad reviews on Twitter and Facebook, ensuring...
Jul 13, 15, 6:58 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,567
Posted By mat123

Thumbs up Marriott Minneapolis City Center

I booked online for the Marriott Minneapolis City Center: Accessible room with roll-in shower. The online confirmation said my room type and amenities were "guaranteed."

Well, when we checked...
May 14, 13, 9:39 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 7,321
Posted By mat123

However, the point was that domestic European...

However, the point was that domestic European countries will get less tourism dollars. Even if tourist are still flying to Europe in high numbers, their disposable income to spend on nice hotels,...
May 13, 13, 11:40 pm
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Views: 104,895
Posted By mat123

Its not for me, its for a family member who has...

Its not for me, its for a family member who has no interest in signing up. :)
May 13, 13, 10:36 pm
Replies: 760
Views: 104,895
Posted By mat123

I have question about the Sky Club One Day Pass. ...

I have question about the Sky Club One Day Pass.

I noticed there is a space for "SkyMiles Number" on the pass. What if the person using it does not have a SkyMiles account? Can they still use...
May 12, 13, 1:19 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By mat123

Here are some good ones: Dusseldorf Airport...

Here are some good ones:

Dusseldorf Airport (http://www.dus.com/dus/webcam) has four high quality webcams. One is in terminal, one on runway, one exterior looking at the gates, and one...
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Views: 54,043
Posted By mat123

Thanks for the quick reply! I'd love a non-stop...

Thanks for the quick reply! I'd love a non-stop to Europe from Norfolk... :(

Norfolk does seem to get its share of irregular flight ops since we seem to be the easternmost airport when crossing...
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Views: 54,043
Posted By mat123

LHR-ORF Direct/Non-Stop Flight

I work a few miles from Norfolk International (ORF). Went out to the parking lot today and noticed a wide-body AA plane coming in for a landing. I thought it was odd since AA runs only narrow body...
May 1, 13, 10:03 pm
Replies: 1,650
Views: 413,383
Posted By mat123

Thumbs up We're flying JFK-DUB Flight 199 in early July. ...

We're flying JFK-DUB Flight 199 in early July. When we made the reservation a couple months ago, it was 2-2-2 in BE. The reservation is now showing seven rows of 1-2-1 seating and rows 13-42 of...
Aug 20, 09, 9:05 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 3,956
Posted By mat123

Northwest had an agreement with the city and the...

Northwest had an agreement with the city and the state, as part of its mid 1990's bailout by the state of MN, to open an Airbus maintenance base employing up to 400 highly paid mechanics in Duluth. ...
Mar 15, 09, 6:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By mat123

I went to the Eye -- My family member and I got a...

I went to the Eye -- My family member and I got a discount for me being in a wheelchair and went to the front of the line, although there was hardly any line to speak of in late September.

I'd...
Mar 2, 09, 7:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 13,955
Posted By mat123

747-400 Main deck: 10B (legroom) ...

747-400 Main deck: 10B (legroom)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/matkrmp/3053706763/in/set-72157609830053551/
Mar 2, 09, 5:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By mat123

No ID, no pass -- just a wheelchair to ride for...

No ID, no pass -- just a wheelchair to ride for free. Here is a letter I received from tfl people:



You would probably need to pay if you are NOT in a wheelchair.


Also, 99% of the museums...
Mar 2, 09, 9:02 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By mat123

I was in London back in September -- I used a...

I was in London back in September -- I used a wheelchair 100%, no walking. We landed at LHR and there was wheelchair assistance at the airport. We took the tube into the city, but be prepared for a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 11, 08, 11:59 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,881
Posted By mat123

I thought the baggage fees were a result of...

I thought the baggage fees were a result of record high fuel prices. With fuel prices at a fraction of what they were last summer (and still falling), shouldn't the airlines rescind (even if...
Dec 8, 08, 11:17 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By mat123

Best and Worst airports for mobility assistance

Anyone want to share their experiences with mobility assistance companies? Here's mine: I use a manual wheelchair, aisle chair, and need help transferring:

Best: DTW
They hire young, strong,...
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