Here at Suncoast Mobility one of our most frequently asked questions is what mobility scooter is best for airline travel. After all, losing your mobility does not mean you need to give up your freedom and passion to travel. Luckily many of our mobility scooters aid in making travel a breeze. In this article we will discuss some helpful tips and outline some of the best mobility scooters for the frequent traveler. Whether it’s road trips, cruises or air travel, we certain we have the right mobility scooter for you.
The Best Mobility Scooters for Travel
One of the greatest modern features of mobility scooters today is the capability to be folded. Folding scooters are offered with varying weight capacities, but most are lightweight and easy to stow away on planes, cruises or in your closet at home. Most of our folding mobility scooter options fit nicely in the trunks of most vehicles making them ideal for people always on the go. All of our folding mobility scooter options are airline and cruise ship approved. A folding scooter is the perfect option if you travel often or live an active lifestyle.
The EV Rider Transport Move retails for $1,799.00 and manually folds in three simple steps. This folding mobility scooter is another option for people who love traveling and live an active lifestyle. This mobility scooter manually folds in three simple steps and features a 250 lb. weight capacity. You will also get up to 10 miles on a full charge.
The Enhance Mobility Transformer automatic folding mobility scooter is one of the best on the market for those who travel often. It has a 13.5 mile range on a single charge while also featuring a 300 lb. weight capacity. It folds automatically with a push of a button which makes it easy to travel with and once folded compact for storage. This scooter also comes with a 1 year service contract that Suncoast Mobility pays for.
The EV Rider Transport Plus automatic folding mobility scooter is a more affordable option than the Transformer. This folding mobility scooter is perfect for those who love to travel or live an active lifestyle. This scooter automatically folds with a push of a button and features a 250 lb. weight capacity. You will also get up to 10 miles on a full charge.
The new upgraded version of the EV Rider Transport AF Plus called the EV Rider Transport AF 4W is also a great option for your next cruise. The AF 4W has increased stability with a wide wheel front base compared to the dual front wheel of the AF Plus. Since the 4W is more stable it does increase the overall weight by 2 lbs in total. The AF 4W automatically folds making it ultra convenient for your next trip.
The Buzzaround Carry On is an excellent choice for your next vacation. Revolutionary folding technology allows the unit to manually fold down to only 12". Making it perfect to store in your hotel during your trip. The heaviest piece is only 47.5 lbs. (without seat and batteries) making it perfect for lifting on the go during your travels. A special travel battery is needed and can be purchased separately.
Tips for Traveling with a Mobility Scooter
Although the right mobility scooter can make traveling a lot easier, there are still a few tips we recommend when traveling with one that can help avoid any road bumps.
Call Ahead: Always call your airline ahead of time and let them know your travel needs and that you will be flying with your mobility scooter. Transporting your scooter is usually always free, but notifying your airline ahead of time is always a good practice to prevent any delays on the day of your departure.
Take Pictures: We always suggest to clients to photograph your mobility scooter before you fly. This way if the airline happens to damage your mobility scooter you will have proof.
Ask Questions: Reach out to your place of accommodation about wheelchair access and maneuvering the property upon your arrival. Be sure to study the city you’re visiting to avoid any surprises upon arrival. We also suggest booking with enough time to fully understand where you are headed.
Know Your Scooter: Every client should know the dimensions of their mobility scooter. This will aid in assisting the airline to make proper accommodations for your flight.
Know Your Rights: You should have a good understanding of the US Air Carrier Access Act and even save it on your phone in the off chance you run into any hassles.
Go With the Flow: Be adaptable during your travel and most importantly have fun!
Need Further Assistance?
Contact us today to speak with one of our mobility experts about your lifestyle and your specific needs top regain your freedom. Our mobility scooter experts are highly trained and taught to focus on every potential client’s needs. This allows our staff to get you in the right mobility scooter for your lifestyle the first time.