What help is there for travelling on planes?

If you're travelling by plane, you can book assistance for the airline to 'meet and assist' you. This assistance can be booked in advance (at least 48 to 72 hours before you travel, depending on the airport) to help you find your way around the airport - from check-in to the departure lounge and onwards to the arrival terminal.

Blue Badge holders may be entitled to a discount on long stay parking. Check with the relevant airport for the rates.

As a disabled person, you can travel with up to two items of mobility equipment free of charge. They won't count as part of your baggage allowance. You should tell your airline, travel agent or tour operator as soon as possible if you're bringing a mobility aid with you.

You must travel with a companion if you’re not self-reliant, for example if you need help with feeding, breathing, using medication, or using the toilet. The airline you’re flying with will do their best to make sure you sit next to each other, so long as you give them 48 hours’ notice.

Guide dogs are allowed to travel in the aircraft cabin with their owner on approved routes and carriers registered to carry guide dogs. Further information on air travel can be found on Guide Dogs' Travel by air web page.

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