If you have limited mobility and are one of the millions of airline travelers searching for the best mobility scooter to take on a plane, here is some useful information on getting the right type of motorized scooter for easy travel.
Which Scooters Are Best for Airline Travel?
For seniors who travel by air, portable mobility scooters offer the perfect option in travel convenience. Below are just a few of the many airline-friendly advantages to a light electric scooter:
Compact travel scooters are well-suited for the active senior who needs the mobility assistance of a power operated vehicle that's both small in size and easy to operate. Hoveround's Scout travel scooter (available in both 3 and 4 wheel configurations) has a maximum length of just 42.5 inches, so it may be suitable for storage on board most commercial airplanes.1
Lightweight & Supportive Scooters
Though some electric scooters may weigh less than a hundred pounds or so, high quality scooters are strong and sturdy — constructed to provide adequate support for riders weighing up to 300 pounds on average. And, because they are so lightweight and compact, travel scooters are widely approved for airline travel. Upon reaching your destination, your motorized scooter will be available whenever you need it.
Scooters Designed for Portability
Adding to the convenience of their small size and minimal weight, portable scooters are uniquely designed for easy disassembly without tools. The Phoenix Heavy Duty travel scooter, and other travel scooters just like it, are a cinch to take apart. With just a couple of simple maneuvers, this personal mobility scooter disassembles into a few lightweight pieces that can fit within a trunk or similar type of storage compartment.
Compact electric scooters are available in various prices, sizes and styles with different rider weight requirements. Finding the right one for you is just a matter of knowing where to look. And the place to look to Hoveround. Our full line of motorized scooters, power wheelchairs, accessories and assorted mobility products are sure to help keep you mobile and safe. Call us at 800-542-7236 or shop Hoveround online today.
This article is general in nature. It is not intended as an in-depth representation of TSA policies and regulations.
1Every airline has specific rules and procedures for the transport of mobility equipment. Please contact your airline or travel agent in advance of your flight to learn what is required for safe air transport of your power scooter. Airline passengers who use mobility aids should visit the TSA website or call TSA Cares at 855-787-2227