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Holiday dilema

Hi

I am very, very lucky to have the chance to go to Australia via Singapore but I am very worried that once I get there I will just be a pain for my husband and friends. I can’t walk far, a few yards and I am done in, at home I use a mobility scooter and to walk those few yards a crutch.

The actual airports and flights scare me but I know that is being stupid and I CAN cope, keep telling myself and I will believe it but sightseeing is another thing, has anyone taken a mobility scooter eg a Luggie in its traveling case on a long haul flight and is it practical to use one in say, Singapore.

Any tips would be good, it is a once in a life time trip but I do’t want it to be a nightmare for me and everyone else. But why should this MS rule my life but is this trip a step too far? (sorry about the pun).

Karen

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hi karen

you CAN take a mobility scooter with you but may cost more.

i’m sure that you will be able to hire a scooter once you are there.

also make sure the airline know about your mobility problems because they ould offer more advice.

at the very least let the airport know because they will help you.

make all these enquiries, get sorted then go and have the holiday of a lifetime.

carole x

The airport shouldn’t be a problem you can get airport assistance and they will ensure you are trouble free here and at you destination airports. I don’t know about scooters but I know you can take your own wheelchair which you can use right up to the plane where it will then be stored for you. If you ring an Airport or the Airline you will be using they will be able to advise on scooters etc.

I don’t think you will have any more problems in Singapore or Austrailia than you would have here and your husband and friends know what your situation is, my advice is go, go, go have a fantastic time

best wishes

Jan

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You can organise the hire of a scooter online before you go and it will be delivered to your accommodation on your arrival, I hired a chair last year cost me £120.00 for two weeks and scooters will be more.

Taking along a cooling vest? Also might want to supress waterworks during flight with desmopressin nasal spray? Might be able to arrange mobility scooter hire through Australian Red Cross?

you will be able to take a luggie scooter with you,thats what luggies are made for so you can travel with them,i think you can go on the luggie right up to boarding, i think the airline will then take if from you for storage,best ring the airline up to check though,as they are all different.

if you dont have a luggie,you could book w/c assistance at both ends,for the airport,

and hire a scooter when you get there…

J x

Using the luggie in Singapore should be fine. I visited about 11 years ago, before I knew I had ms and before I had mobility problems. I remember it as flat and much of it is modern and it is a tourist destination, so is probably well used to less able visitors. It is very humid though which might be draining, but you have a great time and don’t worry.

Using the luggie in Singapore should be fine. I visited about 11 years ago, before I knew I had ms and before I had mobility problems. I remember it as flat and much of it is modern and it is a tourist destination, so is probably well used to less able visitors. It is very humid though which might be draining, but you have a great time and don’t worry.

Ring the airline. If you haven’t yet booked your flight tickets, ring the airlines that fly the route you’re taking and ask the questions anyway, then go with the most helpful.

Enjoy the holiday! I’m green with envy, Australia is one of the places I’d like to visit.