Travelling with advanced cancer - CANCER

Travelling with advanced cancer

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12:52 pm
Tue 21, 2011

Veronica

Admin

posts 58

This article focuses mainly on airplane travels. I was a frequent flyer before my cancer developed to the degree, when flying became complicated. With cancer I avoided airplanes because I was too weak to walk all the way from the check-in desk to the gate. To find out about the help I was entitled to I started to look for information among the community for disabled passengers and passengers with physical handicaps. I needed to find out what kind of help I could expect. I do not fly much, but I do. And when I…

10:28 pm
Wed 9, 2012

dominiccrock

Member

posts 28

Post edited 6:44 am – Wed 23, 2012 by Veronica

You need to except Air-plane Wheel Chair for the physical handicap people. It might help them in traveling. You are also right that You need to avoid traveling in airplane.

6:43 am
Wed 23, 2012

Veronica

Admin

posts 58

Hello Dominic!

You may have
misunderstood my post.

What I meant is that you do not need to avoid flying just because of physical handicap. There is help on offer. In Europe it is mandatory by law for the airlines to provide assistance to disabled passengers. It goes so far that all airports have designated areas for disabled passengers with bathrooms, chairs,

medical personnel at hand, etc. There is no reason to avoid flying.

As my article points out, you book assistance at the same time as you book your flight. There is always a question while booking “Do you need assistance”.  In case the question is missing, just contact

the carrier. They are responsible.

Veronica

10:33 am
Thu 13, 2012

radiologist

Florida,USA

Member

posts 32

Hello,

You need to except Air-plane traveling and with Wheel Chair for the physical handicap people.