Cheaper airfare and the convenience of regional airports means more people than ever are able to reach their travel destinations by taking to the skies. But for senior citizens and those with disabilities, traveling by air isn’t always a stress-free process.
Travelers with disabilities and senior citizens must add a few additional steps and precautions to their travel planning process. But fortunately, travel agencies, individual airlines and airport personnel help travelers with disabilities reach their destinations safely and comfortably every day. This list of Canada-based resources will help citizens with disabilities from within Canada and around the world travel safely, more comfortably and with peace of mind.
For many, the airport means an adventure is awaiting. But for those traveling with disabilities, that adventure takes a bit more preparation to reach. The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is constantly making air travel easier for travelers with disabilities and senior citizens.
The CTA develops and administers accessibility regulations that cover Canada’s transportation system, which is governed by the Canada Transportation Act. The system includes airports and air carriers, and the CTA has the power to remove any obstacles that reduce the mobility of persons with disabilities. Travelers with disabilities are never to be restricted from travel by unjustified barriers.
While this agency and its regulations make air travel easier for those with disabilities, it’s also important to know your rights as well as the companies and regulations that are fighting for you. The following resources are geared toward helping you streamline your air travel experiences from check-in to arrival.
The travel blogs and online guides most travelers turn to for advice rarely focus on the needs of globe-trotters with disabilities. However, there are a number of Canadian and international travel bloggers and companies producing content that’s specifically designed for those with special needs. The following are the ones we continuously recommend to our customers.
Flight Network is a full-service online travel agency, and our customer service team is always available to help travelers with special needs reach their destinations in the most convenient way possible. We can assist you in advising airlines of your special needs, help you make important decisions regarding travel insurance, arrange proper vehicle rentals and even help you book a wheelchair-accessible hotel room. Contact us by phone 24 hours a day and seven days a week at 1-877-496-4815, or log online to start planning your dream getaway today.
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