Airplane

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.

Ask ScooterDad: I was wondering about traveling by plane could I take my scooter as carry on

Submitter's Name: 
Colton Biggs
Submitter's Location: 
Northampton,PA
Answer: 

We've traveled a lot with scooters. We used to take the bars off and either carry the two pieces in a backpack on to the plane. That works, but as bars get taller and wider, it's a pain. We've also taken the bars off and packed the scooters in our large luggage bags that we check. there's a risk in that, however, as there's always a chance that the bags could get lost or delayed. You don't want to risk that on the way to a scooter destination.

A friend of ours showed us a new method recently that works really well. Leave your scooter completely intact and take it with you, through security, to the gate. When you go to get on the plane, check it with the gate staff. They will put a tag on it and check it for you. When you get off the plane, the scooter will be waiting for you at the next gate. While that has worked a few times, you might want to consider verifying with the airline that this method will work.