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Aug 22, 19, 3:53 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,761
Posted By Figgie

I can't walk and need an aisle chair to get to my...

I can't walk and need an aisle chair to get to my seat on every airline except Southwest. My travel manual chair fits through the door of the plane and is able to turn the corner so that my spouse...
Jun 7, 17, 1:17 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 9,509
Posted By Figgie

I used to use the Purex laundry sheets. I quit...

I used to use the Purex laundry sheets. I quit using them when I realized that everything I washed that had been worn after applying sunscreen was covered with greasy spots that were extremely...
Jun 6, 17, 2:14 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 33,762
Posted By Figgie

I really hope that SWA doesn't go to assigned...

I really hope that SWA doesn't go to assigned seating. I am in a wheelchair, need to pre-board because I can't walk and need an aisle chair to get to my seat.

On SWA, the doorway is wide enough...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 6, 17, 1:57 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 22,537
Posted By Figgie

LOL! The gate agent in this case was a female...

LOL! The gate agent in this case was a female and the CRO happened to be male. :)

I see calling for a CRO as being something I only do as a last resort. It isn't fair to the other people on the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 6, 17, 12:33 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 22,537
Posted By Figgie

The most frustrating experience I've had flying...

The most frustrating experience I've had flying happened at ORD. It was the last flight of the night to my home airport.

I am in a wheelchair and need an aisle chair to get to my seat in the...
Mar 19, 17, 2:48 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,375
Posted By Figgie

I had no issues using the Global Entry kiosk in...

I had no issues using the Global Entry kiosk in Denver. I could reach the touchscreen just fine and after answering the questions, turned and looked up at the camera and then put my fingers on the...
Feb 23, 17, 6:27 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,375
Posted By Figgie

Thank you for the reassurance! It will be...

Thank you for the reassurance! It will be interesting to see how it all works out. :). I just hope that I can get close enough to the kiosk to get my fingerprints to work.
Feb 22, 17, 11:13 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,375
Posted By Figgie

I was definitely in a wheelchair when we were...

I was definitely in a wheelchair when we were interviewed. :) Since they took our pictures while we were sitting, I forgot to ask. Since I am always last off the plane, we were hoping that getting...
Feb 22, 17, 6:54 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,375
Posted By Figgie

How to Use the Global Entry Kiosk From a Wheelchair

My spouse and I just received our Global Entry cards and are flying to Mexico in a few weeks. I am in a wheelchair and was wondering if anyone knows how the facial recognition works? I can't stand up...
Jan 31, 17, 5:54 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 41,509
Posted By Figgie

I hate asking the flight attendants to move their...

I hate asking the flight attendants to move their bags. I already cause hassles for everyone else, so I try as best as I can to make things go as quickly and easily as possible.

The wheelchair...
Jan 31, 17, 4:53 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 41,509
Posted By Figgie

I can't walk and the only way for me to get to my...

I can't walk and the only way for me to get to my seat (on most airlines) is with an aisle chair. I don't travel alone, as that would be very difficult for everyone. :)

Southwest is the only...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 9, 14, 3:02 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,413
Posted By Figgie

My spouse and I were flying back from Orlando. A...

My spouse and I were flying back from Orlando. A very nice young lady (college age) was in the window seat. We got to talking, and she told us that she had been attending a conference for new...
Feb 18, 14, 12:08 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,993
Posted By Figgie

I hope this is not the case! I need my...

I hope this is not the case! I need my wheelchair at the gate, not delivered with the baggage.

We are flying on a CRJ200 from Rochester to Minneapolis this coming Sunday and I don't want my...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 11, 14, 10:24 am
Replies: 359
Views: 54,185
Posted By Figgie

I absolutely hate it when the air conditioning...

I absolutely hate it when the air conditioning shuts off during the night. I wake up hot and sweaty and have to get my spouse up so he can figure out how to get it turned back on. Then it shuts off...
Feb 1, 14, 10:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,349
Posted By Figgie

We travel to Mexico yearly. The people who push...

We travel to Mexico yearly. The people who push wheelchairs in the airports in Mexico are paid solely by tips. They will help you go through security, help with any bags and make sure you get on the...
Jan 21, 14, 3:59 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By Figgie

Thank you so much! This definitely answers my...

Thank you so much! This definitely answers my question. The aisle chair it is. :) Once in a while, I luck out with being able to skip it, but obviously, not on this particular airplane.

I am...
Jan 21, 14, 2:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By Figgie

That makes sense about the railings. We have...

That makes sense about the railings. We have called, but no one knows anything and we were told to just wait and see when we got to the airplane. :)

Normally, we just go up to the Cities the...
Jan 21, 14, 1:49 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By Figgie

There are jetways in Rochester. We checked...

There are jetways in Rochester. We checked before we bought the tickets. If not, I ride up on a lift directly to the door. Sometimes with the garbage, sometimes not. :)

When I transfer to an...
Jan 21, 14, 1:38 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By Figgie

Width of Doorway on CRJ 100/200

For the first time in quite a few years, we are going to take a connecting flight from Rochester, MN to Minneapolis. The plane is flown by Endeavor and is a CRJ 100/200. I need an aisle chair to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 19, 14, 6:58 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 18,656
Posted By Figgie

I really appreciate how decent the majority of...

I really appreciate how decent the majority of wheelchair "pushers" are. They are generally very helpful and make getting around in unfamiliar airports so much easier than if my spouse and I had to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 19, 14, 6:48 pm
Replies: 240
Views: 25,671
Posted By Figgie

We always try to bring along Starbucks gift cards...

We always try to bring along Starbucks gift cards and little boxes of (store packaging) wrapped chocolates for the flight attendants.

Dealing with my wheelchair and the aisle chair is a huge...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 23, 13, 1:41 pm
Replies: 742
Views: 137,300
Posted By Figgie

I rely on the forums to tell me things about...

I rely on the forums to tell me things about accessibility or anything else I want to know about a restaurant or hotel. I've found the people who post in the forums to be tremendously helpful and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 16, 13, 8:20 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 5,027
Posted By Figgie

I had never been on a moving walkway until a few...

I had never been on a moving walkway until a few years ago. The flight was very late at night and by the time I got off the plane, everyone else was long gone.

Since wheelchairs and moving...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 15, 13, 3:19 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,689
Posted By Figgie

I paid a quarter in Chinatown in San Francisco...

I paid a quarter in Chinatown in San Francisco for a little quilted, zippered coin purse 28 years ago. It is still in great shape and has been used daily since I bought it.

My brother (who...
Nov 13, 13, 3:06 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 6,139
Posted By Figgie

I always request for my manual wheelchair to be...

I always request for my manual wheelchair to be placed in the cabin closet. I make the request when the ticket is purchased, again 24 hours before the flight, again when we check our bags and at the...
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