Booking holiday travel

Geoff Cook
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Booking holiday travel


The Holiday travel season is officially upon us. Last month, United Airlines announced a plan to make it easier for wheelchair users to book flights. 

United Airlines is improving the process with a new booking tool designed especially for wheelchair users. Beginning in early 2024, the airline is introducing a first-of-its-kind online filter that will show which aircraft can accommodate different sizes of wheelchairs. Passengers can enter their chair’s unique dimensions and other flight search criteria, like departure time, fare class, and number of layovers. The search results will then prioritize flights operated by aircraft with cargo doors large enough to accommodate the specific size of the wheelchair.

If a more expensive flight is needed to accommodate a flier’s chair, United will refund the difference in fare. (Passengers will need to fill out a refund request form after they travel.) The new initiative results from a partnership between the airline and the Department of Transportation to make the flight process more accessible.

Gem Hubbard has some tips: WHEELCHAIR ONBOARD CARRY ON FLIGHT ESSENTIALS.


What are some key things you look for when making travel Arrangements?