Monday, February 20, 2012
From Keith in Thailand
Hi everyone. I received the email message below from a new TravelScoot user. I'm delighted we have fellow scooters all over the world. Keith lives in Thailand and has learned to put up with the "Gawping," but my favorite part is that he ... well, you should read it in his words. I found his email very touching.
I am an expat Brit living in Thailand on the 19th January my partner and I took a flight to Singapore to buy a Travelscoot from Nat Cheang the local agent who received us with courtesy and pleasure. We only experienced one small problem on returning back to Bangkok with it, we checked in at Singapore and they said it was ok to use the scooter up to the boarding gate and then leave it for the baggage handlers what a delight to be able to scoot round the airport something I had not done for years but when we got on the aircraft the steward informed us that this airline JetStar did not have a contract with Bangkok baggage handlers to bring it up to the plane on landing so we had to pack it in the holdall and collect it off the carousel However we managed to arrange wheelchair assistance. The moral is to check with the airline before you venture out they also did not allow any type of battery in the cabin.
This piece of kit is what I should have had about two years ago I have osteoarthritis in both my knees and was at the point of considering a replacement of the left one however the mobility without pain has negated the need for surgery along with the associated risks at my age (76) I am so thrilled that I can go down to the shopping mall and Starbucks on my own I can now even put up with the "Gawping" (Yorkshire dialect for staring with the mouth wide open) My next challenge will be to take it with me to the UK even thinking about that trip I believed was a thing of the past.