Travelling with Special Needs/Disabilities – Frequently Asked Questions

Most people with special needs or disability stop themselves from reaching their dream destinations because of their condition. They are afraid to experience being violated. This should not be an issue because nowadays, travelers with special needs get more attention and are provided with even greater services. The world has so much to offer and it takes a lot of courage to achieve your wants. This article will answer some of the most frequently asked questions on how to be able to travel with comfort even if you need special care.

Why do I need to plan my travel?

Anything works when you plan it. It helps you be prepared for a hassle free travel. It provides peace of mind and gives you time to organize everything. When you plan your travel, it will help you to have a comfortable journey.You also have the time to know what you want, the right destination for you  and you can prepare necessary things for your adventure.

How do I plan my travel?

If you have decided to go on a trip, get all the essential information about the place you want to go. You should know what they can offer you as well as the airport’s services for differently abled persons. It would be better if you inform the travel service provider about your disability so they will have enough time to prepare for your needed assistance. You also need to get advice from your doctor if it is safe for you to travel.

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“Your condition should not be a hindrance to live your life and enjoy it.”

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What are the things I need to know or prepare?

Being prepared in any way possible helps you get free of worries during your travel. Hence, you will be able to enjoy your trip and can stop worrying of anything. You should keep in mind some useful safety and health tips. You really have to prepare an extra medication for emergency purposes. Also carry with you doctor’s advice in case you need to present it. There are travel agents trained in working and handling differently abled persons so it would be better to have one. If possible to avoid connecting flights, do it. It will help you save your energy to go in a hurry for the next flight. But if it can’t be avoided, connecting flights can be possible as long as you have plenty of time in between flights.

What should I do if I am treated unfairly because of my condition?

Every person has equal rights and it should always be observed. Your condition should not be a hindrance to live your life and enjoy it. Even if you have a disability, you need to be treated with utmost respect. If you think your rights have been violated, go and complain directly. This must be taken cared of immediately. Exercise your rights as an individual so it will not happen again to another person with special needs. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) can also help you resolve the problem if nothing happens after you complain directly.


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