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    #2
    Thank you for sharing! This happens far too often. Airlines need to be held accountable. They get away with far too much involving accessibility. More so than any other form of transportation.

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      #3
      Sad too, but you have to be your own advocate. We always asked the cabin attendant to be sure the wheelchair had been loaded before the cabin door was closed. (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        #4
        With a little planning it could have all been avoided to

        Remember when we repost these stories there are two sides to every story

        Being someone that flies a lot with one and sometimes two power wheelchairs one would be shocked knowing how many people that use mobility get to the airport and just leave there chairs...they dont show anyone how they are to be moved, how they operate and dont even get baggage claim tickets

        Knowing she went to baggage claim tells me she must not fly before because they can bring your chair to the plane

        When you use a power chair or wheelchair you 1st check in at the ticket counter and the tag it for the airport your landing at

        They then ask you if you want to take it to the plane or have it checked in at the ticket counter

        Most will take them to the plane

        Once at the gate one needs to ask for a ramp supervisor this is the person who will be in-charge of the loading of your chair and this is the time to explain how your chair works...we live in them so everything is simple for us but how we explain to others is what prevents damage

        We assume everyone should know!

        This is also time to tell the supervisor to come back in and let you know once its loaded

        More important we always watch the loading process from our seats and if they are struggling we can use the radio from the ground crew loading passengers to give advice and suggestions

        So had she done just a few things different this would not have happen

        Also the airlines have the chair tagged and they know with in minutes where that chair is

        She could have used a loaner wheelchair and gone to her hotel and have the airlines deliver her chair and compensation for her troubles

        Here is my new piece of travel advice/hack buy a AirTag and attach it to your chair and now you can track your mobility from your iphone/ipad



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          #5
          Originally posted by sriv View Post
          Thank you for sharing! This happens far too often. Airlines need to be held accountable. They get away with far too much involving accessibility. More so than any other form of transportation.
          No this doesn't happen all the time and the airlines are accountable

          Its no different then missing a suitcase

          if you have ever seen the underground luggage system at any airport you would be amazed how one gets there suitcase when they land!

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