Senior Air Travel Tips

Beach ViewAir travel, especially long haul flights, can be quite stressful and tiring, especially for an elderly person who may not only face challenges that come with aging but is also burdened by illnesses and other physical limitations. However, this should not hinder a person from traveling via airplane given that doctor’s approval has been granted, more so if it is necessary to seek medical attention elsewhere.

Here are a few tips that can help lighten the load not only for the seniors but also their travel companions:
  • Make special requests like bulheadseats and wheelchairs in advance.
  • Check with the airline regarding their policy for portable oxygen concentrators.
  • Find out if they need specific medical forms.
  • If the senior is traveling alone, make sure there is an airline or airport employee that can help.
  • Take advantage of senior passenger lanes and pre-boarding options.
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