Saturday, July 25, 2009

Elizabeth and her TravelScoot are flying!

I'm leaving Tuesday for trip to Washington, D.C. for the 40th Anniversary NAAFA Convention. It will be my first flight with my TravelScoot, and I'll be flying American Airlines. I recently researched AA's wheelchair and scooter policies, and created a blog post about it here.

Last night I completed American Airline's Disability Assistance Form.

Today a very friendly person from AA called me back. She thanked me for completing the form, because it gives them an opportunity to be prepared for my needs. When I filled out the form I put comments about the weight of my scoot. She noted that when I called, and she asked about the type of battery it uses. She said that I would be able to gate check my scoot (take it all the way to the door of the airplane). She asked that I check in 90 minutes before my flight, and before the plane lands on any leg of my journey, remind the flight attendant that I need my scoot to be waiting at the gate. She also asked if I would need assistance on the plane or if I just used the scooter for the distance. I don't need assistance, but thanked her for offering it.

I feel good about the flight so far. I'm sure I'll be writing more about it when I get home. While I'm gone Cynth has the keys to the blog. I'm sure she'll be running amuck in the halls of Blogspot. :-)


  1. Oh I wont be running, but I will be scooting!

  2. Have a great trip Elizabeth. I am anxious for your report back to us.

  3. Thanks, Georgia! I'm anxious to see how it's all going to go too.