Ask ScooterDad: I was wondering if i could take my pro scooter on a plane and how becuase i live in florida at my moma in the summer and i cant live without scoot!

Submitter's Name: 
Levi
Submitter's Location: 
Minnesota
Answer: 

Yes, you can take it on an airplane, but how you can depends on the airline. At the very least, you can take your bars off and pack your scooter and bars in a bag that you can check like normal. On most airlines (I've never had a problem), you can take the bars off and carry-on your scooter and bars as long as they will fit in the overhead compartment. A new trick that we learned is to treat your scooter like a wheelchair. I mean, don't tell them it's a wheelchair, but just take it through security, take it to the gate, then ask them to check it at the gate. They usually offer that as a free option, then you have it waiting for you right as you get off the plane.

Comments

Will I be allowed to take my scooter on a air New Zealand flight form Australia to nz and back.
Thanks
Kane

By Kane (not verified)

I can't answer that question specifically for an airline between NZ and AUS, but all the airlines in the US that I've flown have allowed for scooters to be checked or taken as a carry-on. Sometimes you need to remove the bars, sometimes they will check it at the gate. Just plan for all the options or call the airline and ask what their policy is. 

By Kenny