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. :-)