WHAT HOLIDAY OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO SOMEONE WITH A WHEELIE WALKER IN THE UK? HOW DO YOU GET YOUR BAG ONTO A BUS, OR TO YOUR ACCOMMODATION? KATHLEEN WILLIAMS, ALBURY NSW
Airline travel can be a challenge. You will need to check your walker in but you can request a wheelchair to get you to the aircraft.
On board, you will find it easier if you have a bulkhead seat, which gives you more legroom, and close to the toilets.
A folding walking stick might be useful.
Make sure your airline knows your requirements well in advance.
You might also consider breaking your journey and staying a night in a hotel within the airport terminal, in which case Singapore would be ideal.
Travelling around in the UK, coping with luggage and getting on and off buses and trains is going to be difficult so a guided bus tour tailored for less-abled travellers will make life easier.
Accessible Travel (accessibletravel.co.uk) is a specialist UK operator that can help organise your holiday, with suggested hotel accommodation as well as tours.
VisitBritain (visitbritain.com) has an Accessible Britain website that will give you a few pointers.
Your travels will be easier if an able-bodied friend or relative shares the experience with you.
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