Travel Tips for Senior, Air travel can be exhausting even for a fit adult. And whether you believe it or not, after the heroic incident of 9/11, the airport securities. Limitations in services and special requirements. And expensive airfares have worsened the situation.
Luckily, certain things still keeping travelling for senior travellers an easy and hassle-free task. However, to use them all, one must know about some of the best travel tips for senior travellers or people who are frequent on arranging travelling for their parents and elders in the family.
So, here we are, escorting you through to the best tips to keep in mind before planning a journey for senior citizens in any part of the world.
1. Know your rights
To ensure a hassle-free and healthy transit during and before the flight, senior citizens, especially above the age of 75, are entitled with some special rights.
Senior passengers can ask for assistance at the airport to escort their luggage and wheelchair if have difficulty to walk.
Also, the security checking by the TSA has been eased for senior citizens with some variations that helps the elders to go clean easily whilst keeping the flow of safety at its best.
Senior citizens that are implanted with medical devices have a different screening process to keep the process safe as well as keeping the security clearance easy for elders.
Also, many airlines are now giving priority boarding to senior citizens only after a simple request to avoid hassle during the regular boarding of flight.
2. Search for non-stop flights
A long flight with various hauls and changes of planes/airport is sufficient to make a regular healthy adult become cranky and out of comfort.
And when we speak of a senior traveller who has difficulties to sit down properly, walking a little extra or require assistance to even walk or climb the stairs shall travel in non-stop flights.
Transit through non-stop flights eases the pressure on the body and mind of a senior citizen and gives them the ease to avoid any extra effort during their travel.
Using non-stop flights will also help to avoid regional jets. Manoeuvring through the airport and security checks can be a difficult thing for senior travellers. So, it is highly advised to use non-stop flights as much as possible.