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Mobility Equipment and Airlines Part 2

Heres a rundown of four more airlines and their protocol for carrying mobility equipment on their aircraft in part 2 of our feature.Happy travelling!(Please note: this article is to be used for information purposes only and is correct as of January 30th 2013. Contact individual airlines for detailed info)\r\nFlyBeFlyBe permit wheelchairs and scooters with individual components weighing up to 23kg to be \r\ncarried onto their aircraft. However, they also promise to arrange carriage for mobility equipment weighing more than this amount, ensuring that passengers using bulkier mobility aids are not discriminated against.The airline request that they be informed of your travelling requirements at least 48 hours before your flight is scheduled to take off. Make, model and dimension information must be supplied to the airline, as well as the make of the battery.\r\nFlyBe can only carry sealed, gel, non-spillable batteries.\r\nEasyJetBudget airline EasyJet allow carriage of mobility aids weighing up to 60kg, or equipment that can be dismantled into components weighing up to 60kg. The airline request that only mobility aids with batteries that are sealed and non-spillable be taken on board and that they are informed of your requirements at least 48 hours before your scheduled flight.If the piece of mobility equipment cannot be dismantled into components weighing up to 60kg, EasyJet will refuse to carry the mobility aid.\r\nJet2Jet2 will allow registered disabled passengers to carry mobility equipment onto a plane without prior notice providing the piece of mobility equipment weighs up to 32kgs. The airline requires passengers wishing to check in a piece of mobility equipment fitting this description to arrive for check in at least two hours before their flight to allow provisions to be made.Batteries should be dry and non-spillable and also disconnected from the unit while on board the aircraft.\r\nThomsonPackage holiday firm Thomson simply require that wheelchairs and mobility equipment that are stored on board meet the International Air Transport Associations Dangerous Goods Regulations.They also recommend that the equipment be comprehensively insured and that batteries are isolated and their terminals covered while on board.


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