Travelling with a Mobility Scooter: Picking a Lightweight, Portable Scooter or Travel Wheelchair for Sale
If you or a loved one uses a mobility scooter, then it goes without saying that you want to take the scooter with you when you travel. When it comes to taking a mobility scooter or travel wheelchair on an airplane though, you might encounter a little more difficulty than you expect.
What a Lightweight Travel Mobility Scooter Looks Like
First off, it’s important to realise that not all mobility scooters are travel friendly. Typically, there are two reasons that you wouldn’t be able to take a mobility scooter on an airplane. The first is the size of the scooter itself. The second is the size of the battery.
Planes differ in size, depending on where you are flying from and to. In most cases however, airplane aisles are narrow and airplane overhead bins are small. In other words, there is not much room to navigate a scooter onto an airplane, let alone store it for the duration of the flight.
At Travelscoot, our scooters are designed to be portable and travel friendly. They only weigh 15kg (with the battery included) and fold up without difficulty, which means they are easy to bring onto an airplane and stow in an overhead bin.
As for battery size, a battery has to be under 300wh to fly legally on all major airlines. Even if your lightweight mobility scooter is compact, you might not legally be allowed to bring it on an airplane if it has a larger capacity battery.
The Travelscoot battery is 274wh, which means it meets the regulatory requirements set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In addition, our scooters have been approved by every major airline.
In most cases, passengers travelling with the Travelscoot scooter will ride all the way to the door of the plane, stand up, take the battery off and leave the scooter for the ground crew to load onto the plane. The scooter is only 13kg without the battery and folds up as easily as an umbrella, which means the ground crew can easily handle the scooter without accidentally damaging it. The scooter is then waiting at the plane door for the passenger when they disembark the plane. There is no scooter on the market that is easier to take on a plane.
Trust Travelscoot for Portable Mobility Scooters for Sale
Are you planning a holiday to a far flung destination? Do you want to make sure you have a scooter or wheelchair that you can take on the plane without incident? To simplify your trip and make sure you won’t have any issues awaiting once you get to the airport, shop with Travelscoot today. By purchasing one of our travel mobility scooters for sale, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you will have a smooth and easy travel experience. If you have any questions about our scooter—particularly in regards to travel—feel free to get in touch with us directly.