Travelling with your rollator: Tips for hassle-free transportation
1. Check with your airline or transportation provider
Before you travel, check with your airline or transportation provider to see if they have any specific requirements for mobility aids. Some airlines may require you to check your rollator as luggage, while others may allow you to bring it on board. Make sure you know the rules ahead of time so you can plan accordingly. You may also want to bring a doctor's note explaining your need for a rollator.
2. Choose a lightweight rollator
When traveling, you want a rollator that is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre. The Uplivin Trive rollator is a great option, weighing in at just 14.3 pounds. It also features a compact fold design, making it easy to store in a travel bag or in the trunk of a car.
3. Pack Strategically
If you're checking your rollator as luggage, you may want to invest in a travel bag or case to protect your rollator during transportation. The Uplivin Trive rollator comes with a convenient travel bag that makes it easy to transport and protect your rollator. You may also choose the wrap-around bag which needs to be purchased separately.
4. Arrive early and notify the airline or transportation provider
If you're bringing your rollator on board, arrive early to allow extra time for boarding. Notify the airline or transportation provider ahead of time so they can make any necessary accommodations, such as reserving a seat with extra space.
5. Practice using your rollator on ramps and inclines
If you'll be navigating ramps or inclines during your travels, make sure you practice using your rollator on these surfaces beforehand. The Uplivin Trive rollator has large, stable wheels that can handle a variety of terrain, making it a great option for outdoor adventures.
6. Don't forget about accessibility at your destination
When planning your trip, make sure to consider accessibility at your destination. Look for details about the availability of sidewalks, curb cuts, and special transportation services like wheelchair-accessible taxis or rental cars. Check if there are wheelchair ramps, accessible restrooms, and other necessary accommodations to ensure a comfortable trip. Renting a mobility scooter or wheelchair at your destination may also be an option to consider, especially if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing.