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Sep 30, 18, 6:12 pm
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Posted By Katja

Welcome, jaykahn. It sounds like you're in a...

Welcome, jaykahn. It sounds like you're in a difficult situation. You may find some helpful thoughts in the Claustrophobic flyer...
Sep 24, 18, 3:37 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Katja

Welcome to the Disability Travel forum, annamom! ...

Welcome to the Disability Travel forum, annamom!

Yes, you will be able to use your own wheelchair to the gate, and it will be gate checked. You will need to get a gate check tag from the agent,...
Sep 19, 18, 4:18 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 6,112
Posted By Katja

Are you asking if it can be stowed in the cabin...

Are you asking if it can be stowed in the cabin vs below, or if she can use it on the plane? The answer to the latter is no. The answer to the former is probably. Even if it is stowed below, she can...
Sep 6, 18, 12:54 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,987
Posted By Katja

Yes, but the trade off is that now you have...

Yes, but the trade off is that now you have someone whose job it is to get you to your connecting flight on time.
Jul 21, 18, 9:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Katja

Once upon a time, I had a link to a website that...

Once upon a time, I had a link to a website that tried to track reciprocity internationally, but I cannot find it at the moment. I'll keep hunting.
Jun 6, 18, 1:52 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 25,829
Posted By Katja

Welcome to FlyerTalk. Do you have a permit...

Welcome to FlyerTalk.

Do you have a permit from a US state? Washington DC recognizes parking permits from all US states, as does New York state.
May 10, 18, 9:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Katja

A very useful guide on parking regulations for...

A very useful guide on parking regulations for the disabled world wide: Home (http://www.disabledmotorists.eu/en/home/)
May 10, 18, 3:47 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Katja

No, you do not need any documentation. That...

No, you do not need any documentation.

That said, I pretty much take my placard with me everywhere I travel. In the domestic US, placards from other states are honored (almost) everywhere....
Apr 27, 18, 8:27 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By Katja

I didnít say that it was due to customs. I said...

I didnít say that it was due to customs. I said that it was after customs.

Iím so glad that you have always had your wheelchair returned to you planeside, and that you have never had to depend on...
Apr 25, 18, 6:06 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By Katja

I very carefully did not say that there was a...

I very carefully did not say that there was a rule.

Yes, people get their gate checked stuff back at the gate all the time, but all people do not. Some people are forced to use an airport...
Apr 25, 18, 4:56 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By Katja

The headline should be ďDelta uses blankets as...

The headline should be ďDelta uses blankets as jerry rigged safety straps on defective aisle chairĒ.



The story makes sense to me. On domestic US flights, if you gate check your wheelchair and...
Mar 25, 18, 10:19 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Katja

Please follow this thread in Travel Products as...

Please follow this thread in Travel Products as it is not specific to women's travel.
Mar 14, 18, 5:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By Katja

So sorry to hear about your injury! Iím guessing...

So sorry to hear about your injury! Iím guessing youíll call the airline and ask about the option - let us know what you find out.
Mar 10, 18, 6:55 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By Katja

Great to hear!

Great to hear!
Feb 19, 18, 5:15 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 46,179
Posted By Katja

Hello, k1395, welcome to FlyerTalk! I hope you...

Hello, k1395, welcome to FlyerTalk! I hope you find something useful here.

Have you considered alternatives to medicating? There are fearful flyer programs specifically to address what you are...
Feb 16, 18, 1:19 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By Katja

There are some crowd sourced apps, of varying...

There are some crowd sourced apps, of varying quality and completeness.
https://www.axsmap.com/
AccessNow - pin-pointing accessibility worldwide (http://accessnow.me/)
https://www.wheelog.com/hp/...
Feb 1, 18, 2:09 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 12,821
Posted By Katja

Welcome to FlyerTalk, Sarah Jane! What...

Welcome to FlyerTalk, Sarah Jane!

What airlines/destinations are these? US based airlines should not be refusing to take wheelchairs and prostheses, and every aircraft with more than 60 seats...
Jan 15, 18, 7:38 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 7,999
Posted By Katja

I like the part about Dick Cheney having...

I like the part about Dick Cheney having engineered 9/11.
Jan 14, 18, 3:53 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 7,999
Posted By Katja

And no pat down at SEA! Crossing fingers that...

And no pat down at SEA! Crossing fingers that this is going to be consistent practice.
Jan 8, 18, 12:19 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 7,999
Posted By Katja

No pat down this morning at DEN, and TSA agents...

No pat down this morning at DEN, and TSA agents commenting to each other about how glad they were that the rule had been ďchanged back ď.
Dec 30, 17, 2:26 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By Katja

Air India boots powerchair user

Air India Boots Power Wheelchair-User | Barrier Free Travels (http://barrierfreetravels.com/2017/12/air-india-boots-power-wheelchair-user/)



Additional coverage:
Wheelchair-bound researcher...
Dec 19, 17, 1:07 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Katja

Sure. My biggest issue with the new jackets is...

Sure. My biggest issue with the new jackets is that they seem to be longer, and I am both short waisted and seated all the time, so my preference is for a waist length jacket - hard to find!
Dec 17, 17, 4:51 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Katja

I recently replaced my Eddie Bauer First Ascent...

I recently replaced my Eddie Bauer First Ascent jacket and found that EB was no longer as bust-friendly as it once was. I tried a LOT of brands and wound up with a North Face Thermoball (Primaloft)...
Dec 16, 17, 10:56 am
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Katja

I basically agree - I've been a booster of how...

I basically agree - I've been a booster of how improved the airline treatment of wheelchair users and equipment has been in the last decade or so. But I know that people's equipment still sometimes...
Dec 15, 17, 6:35 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Katja

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Lengthy article in New Mobility magazine this month about flying while disabled, especially with a power chair: Flying the Unfriendly Skies - New Mobility...
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