Monday, May 29, 2023

Airport Access for Disabled Travel

Disabled access at airportsAirport access for disabled people can still be hit and miss. While the terminal itself will cater very well for all your accessible travel needs, relying on staff assistance can often create many issues.

Disabled people especially wheelchair users, the blind and vision impaired need to be fully informed about airport access and accessibility, issues such as disabled WC’s, where and how to get assistance, help with boarding the aircraft and a range of other access issues that the non-disabled take for granted. This section provides details of disabled airport access and accessibility plus facilities offered at UK airports for all people with special needs.

Sites listed below provide details of wheelchair access and assistance for the less mobile traveler and holiday maker, how to get that valuable assistance with boarding, assistance contacts and how to get help booking in and getting on and off the aircraft plus blind, deaf and special needs services.

The main UK airports  accessibility and disabled travel advice pages are listed below. Speaking from experience I would say that the best advice for disabled travelers within airports is not to assume that help will be at hand even if you have pre-booked it, the golden rule is ask, ask and ask again and don’t be afraid to chase up your booked assistance.

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Birmingham airport disabled facilities and services. Offers disabled parking advice and tips for passengers along with details about wheelchairs available on request, disabled WC’s and the availability of hearing induction loops for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Details of designated disabled parking spaces at Cardiff airport plus a disabled passengers advice line and information about the airport disabled facilities and available assistance.

Information, advice and tips for the disabled, wheelchair users and others with special needs flying in and out of this popular airport.

Providing a useful guide of how to receive assistance if you have special needs when travelling through Edinburgh airport including travelling with a guide dog.

Highlights the airport facilities and services at London’s second largest airport for people with special needs and offer tips for disabled air passengers. Also includes special-needs telephone contacts.

Details of the airport facilities and services accessible to disabled people offered at Heathrow Airport, the U.K.’s largest and busiest international airport. Includes tips for disabled air passengers and a flying with a disability section and contacts for general advice and information.

Providing tips for disabled and special needs air passengers at Leeds Bradford airport including disabled toilets, passenger assistance and telephone contact details for more information.

Providing invaluable information and tips for disabled and special needs travellers using Luton airport.

Find details about booking and flight assistance at Manchester airport as well as disabled parking and how to request assistance if you have a disability or special needs.

Tips for disabled air passengers. Airport contact details for pre flight assistance information and contacts.

Highlighting the facilities within the airport including unisex accessible toilets, hearing induction loops and how to reserve seating for wheelchair users and others with special needs.

Flight, airport and parking facilities for the disabled at Stansted airport plus travel information for people with special needs.