I recently took a flight from Chicago to Las Vegas, and upon arriving at the airport, I met a couple who decided to go on an adventurous vacation to visit some old friends. Both were seasoned travelers and frequent visitors to Las Vegas. The wife was temporarily wheelchair-bound, due to the fact that she had just injured her leg, and her recovery required her to stay off the leg for some time.
I began to think about how she would fare maneuvering her wheelchair around her friend’s home. What if their porch had two or three steps? What if each doorway had a threshold to cross over? Any number of questions came to mind.
To surrmount these barriers, a variety of portable ramps offered by Handi-Ramp would surely take care of this problem. But that begs the question, what would the airline say about a portable aluminum ramp coming aboard their aircraft? How much would they charge passengers to check in a ramp along with their luggage?
Upon contacting United Airlines Corporate Customer Care, I found out that portable ramps are considered an assistive device and can be checked in for free or carried on (space permitting). Passengers may also have their ramp checked in at the gate.
Check with your airline, but most will accommodate a passenger with a ramp – without being charged a large fee – during their vacation or business trip!
Handi-Ramp’s portable ramps are airline friendly, leaving out the ‘what if’ factor for those to travel. Accessible travel is worry free and easy with our portable ramps.
To purchase your ramp today, please call our ramp experts at (800) 876-7267 (RAMP) or visit us online at https://www.handiramp.com/portables.html