Battery Powered Wheelchairs

Airlines may differ in the way they transport powered wheelchairs. The majority of battery powered wheelchairs may not need to be disassembled but must be switched off.

Airport staff may ask for direction on this. Have a copy of the wheelchair instruction manual / booklet to give to staff as an aid.

It is important to be in contact with the airline in plenty of time before travelling to confirm the type of battery and what the requirements of the airline are.