Travel can be a fantastic, enriching, and rewarding experience. But sometimes you'll encounter speed bumps. We had a chat with some of our more adventurous customers, and together made a list of things to keep an eye out for if you're travelling with a Luggie.
The most important thing when it comes to flying is to check everything with the airline beforehand. Airlines differ on their policies with regards to mobility aids. To start with:
Some airlines will allow your Luggie to be stowed in a special compartment along with strollers and wheelchairs; others will require you to check them in along with your luggage. A few things to remember if you're using check-in:
Foreign airports can be challenging. We suggest that you:
Most cruises accept mobility aids, however a small minority does not. So the first step is to call up and find out. After that, here are some specifics:
Train travel, whether it be from one end of Europe to the other, or a quick metro across the Seine, is perfectly possible with a Luggie. And you guessed it. Checking first with the train companies or staff at a particular train station can solve problems before they ever arise. Here are some things you should make sure to find out:
Don't forget: It's important to find out about both your point of departure and arrival!
Say it with me folks. Call up and check! Ask for pictures if unsure!
Also remember: Hotels can be a great source of information. You can use them to help you find the answers to many of the other questions here. They'll be happy to help, and often very knowledgeable.
Some people like to plan out every step of their holiday. Others aim for more adventure, the thrill of tackling problems on the fly. So this section is more optional than the others. It's for those who want to make sure beforehand that everything will work out exactly as planned. So here we go:
Maintaining your scooter
We are happy to say that mechanical issues with the Luggie are very rare. But sometimes they do occur. Some problems can wait until you're back home, but others are more urgent. Here's what we recommend:
Don't be afraid to ask strangers for help. People all over the world just love to help out. In fact, when it comes to tourists, they'll often go out of their way to help you because they'll be thrilled that someone has, despite all the odds, come all the way across the world to visit their humble little city.
Secondly, aim high. Granted, some places are much more difficult to get to than others, but that's what can make the experience so satisfying. And things can have a habit of just working out. One of our customers was able to see the mountains and volcanoes of Iceland on her Luggie, because of the extensive boardwalks originally put in place to protect the environment. Amazing!