How I Travel With My Invisible Disability – Condé Nast Traveler

Invisible disabilities don’t have to hold travelers back. By requesting services you’re entitled to, you can successfully navigate any airport or trip.

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  1. Barbara Lane says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I have arthritis and varicose veins and it is hard for me to walk long distances or stairs. In May I flew to North Carolina from Michigan. My daughter traveling with me tried to get me to use a wheelchair. Pride made me refuse the help. But by the time we got to our plane I could hardly walk. So I agreed to use a wheelchair when we arrived and on our way back home. It was a big help and I learned it is okay to ask for help.

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    1. Basil Rene says:

      I travel with oxygen and have to register it with the airlines when I fly. At first I thought it was a hassle but the airlines are actually very accommodating when they know you have a medical “disability”. Pride all hurts, literally and figuratively. Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. Kathleen Perrott Toppin says:

    Thanks for sharing. I used to be a closet suffering traveler until I passed out when on a return trip at JFK the aircraft was not allowed to go to the gates and I had to walk a great distance to get to immigration and customs. I usually set-up my help before I get to the airport. Now that I’m a senior, it’s a little easier getting help even from other passengers 🙂

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    1. Basil Rene says:

      JFK, (especially at JetBlue Terminal) is amazing with helping those that need assistance. Every time I fly in and out there are convoys of wheel chair assisted people. There is no shame in asking for help.

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