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4 Airport Travel Tips For Disabled Passengers Traveling To Miami

Well the holidays have past, yet winter remains. Those slightly chilly December days are no more. The brisk, snowy days of January have arrived, opening the doors to the intolerably icy days of February. If only there was some small pocket of the country to which you could escape, where you could free yourself of the burdens of a punishingly cruel winter. But wait! There is hope after all! You can find it in the subtropical city of Miami. Book your trip today and read our guide for how to make the travel experience easy as pie. We are Wheelers, the Miami wheelchair van rentals company that’s going to make your transition to paradise approximately a gazillion times easier. Here’s what you need to know.

Get There Early

It is always a good idea to give yourself ample time before a flight. If you arrive at the airport with only twenty minutes to spare, there’s a good chance you’ll miss your plane. Besides, you have to make sure you have time to return your Wheelers van, which involves calling Wheelers and checking your rental vehicle in which only takes a few minutes, but in order to continue with your stress free travel experience, you’ll want to give yourself at least 2 hours before your flight departs.

Keep Your Eye On The Prize

Air travel, quite frankly, is a pain in the neck. It’s no fun for anyone, but especially for the nearly one fifth of the country with physical disabilities. Once you’re on the plane, the situation doesn’t get much better. Leg space seems to shrink each year. And most airlines no longer feed their passengers.

However, airlines will usually accept homemade sandwiches, fruit, and crackers through the security checks. You can also purchase something at one of the food places in the airport. You’ll have to purchase water or other drinks at the airport after going through the security check.

Once you’ve gotten to your seat and put your seat belt on, you can close your eyes and picture yourself at the end of your flight when that warm sun hits your face and starts to melt away everything that has come before. Now it’s tanned legs, surf and sand, seafood and all around good times traveling in your Wheelers Accessible Van Rental van.

Book Your Van In Advance

One thing that’s pretty important to do in advance is book your vehicle. You can easily do so on the Wheelers website. This way, your wheelchair accessible van rental will be ready for you upon arrival. Some locations have shuttles which take you to the Wheelers van and one phone call will get you an accessible shuttle to transport you to the van pick-up point.

If you’d like to verify that the vehicles we have will meet your needs, you can check out the videos on our website, which explain in detail how to secure your wheelchair into the van, how to secure the passengers who are in the wheelchairs, and how to safely operate the vehicle.

So are you ready to make a move? Everything you need to know you can find on our website, but we also welcome your calls. You can reach us at 800-456-1371. We have locations all over the country and you can view our locations listings here. No matter where you are or what your plan is, we’ll be there and eager to help. Book your Miami wheelchair van rentals early online. We can’t wait to hear from you.