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Always, always when traveling with anyone who needs wheelchair assistance, make sure to contact the airport and airline prior to arriving. The earlier the better. In the US all airlines are required to have wheelchairs available. Information is available for all airports via the internet. However, without prior notification, it can be difficult to get immediate wheelchair help.

In Europe and some US Airports there are concierge services that provide help for a price. All airports have free assistance. However, it varies widely.

In Europe many of the wheelchair assistance program require 48 hours advance notification. These programs will meet passengers at the curb and take them to their gates. Some even have private buses that run through tunnels under the runways.

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Order a wheel chair; caregiver always is brought along and wheel chair driver knows where & how to navigate at the airport.

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Ask you questions or post your experiences about navigating the airport as a caregiver.  Our expert will be here to answer your questions and share great tips.

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