Travel

Unplanned flight incidents for my Travelscoot

Unplanned flight incidents for my Travelscoot

I think I’ve got a problem sorted then something happens and no amount of planning I do can possibly predict this. I have just returned from a five-week trip to Australia with seven flights. Call two of them problematic 🙁 just unplanned flight incidents for my TravelScoot. My mobility scooter was damaged by an airline twice […]

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Getting air miles with my Travelscoot

Getting air miles with my Travelscoot

I am the proud owner of a TravelScoot lightweight folding mobility scooter. I have my scooter safely on over 75 flights. There are simple rules to follow that will significantly reduce the chances of damage to the precious scooter. Unfortunately accidents can happen. Here are a few simple precautions that you need to take. Getting […]

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I am physically disabled but I still travel

I am physically disabled but I still travel

When I was working I travelled all over the world then medical retirement kicked me in the groin. Life as I knew it suddenly changed. Occasionally I still get the urge to travel, this time me and The Wife went to Australia. I am physically disabled but I still travel. Cut the stress I have just […]

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Disabled man flies to Prague

Disabled man flies to Prague

I went Prague for a RADAR-CNS conference. I flew with British Airways from London Heathrow airport. When you have mobility problems then travelling anywhere is never easy. Something somewhere is bound to go wrong. Disabled man flies to Prague has a few interesting twists. Nothing is straight forward. There is never any problem riding The […]

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Flying with a significant mobility problems

Flying with a significant mobility problems

Flying with significant mobility problems is not an issue, trust me. There is plenty of assistance at hub airports and it is there to help. I have done a shed load of flights as a disabled person. In 2008 I was at Gatwick doing an enormous walk to the departure gate and I fell over. […]

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Action packed couple of days in Barcelona

Action packed couple of days in Barcelona

I flew out to Barcelona for a couple of days. I took The Trike with me as one does.  No, I was not going on a holiday. It was for a meeting with RADAR-CNS. A research project wanting to develop ways to measure Long Term Conditions using wearable devices and smartphone technology. I was there as a […]

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The Wife and I flew to Barcelona from Luton airport

The Wife and I flew to Barcelona from Luton airport

When I am going on holiday I start at point A, have my holiday at point B then return to point A at the end of the holiday. In this case it was a five day city break in Barcelona. The Wife and I flew to Barcelona from Luton airport. What can I say about […]

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Motability

Motability

Motability helps disabled people have a more independent life style. Motability enabled them to own a car or a powered wheelchair To do this you contribute all or part of  the higher rate mobility element of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Motability is a registered charity It has overall responsibility for the Motability Scheme, it […]

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Train travel for the disabled

Train travel for the disabled

Hints to simplify train travel for the disabled Do not be frightened If you are going to use the trains and you are disabled then here are a few tips that will make train travel easier. Traveling by train can be a daunting process  especially if you have never done it before. Do not be […]

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London Access App for the disabled

London Access App for the disabled

The London Access App is available on an iphone and gives disabled people independence and consequently a better quality of life. It can be used by a person with either physical or sensory disabilities or  even both.  Families using a buggy or the elderly will also find this app useful. The app was written by […]

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Should a disabled person pay road tax?

Should a disabled person pay road tax?

UK road tax can cost as much over £500 every year. Why should a disabled person pay road tax? It is not necessary. Click here to find out more information. You do not need to jump through many hoops, in fact it is a very easy process.   Many people believe a car is essential, […]

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London Traffic Congestion Charging

London Traffic Congestion Charging

London traffic congestion charging started on 17th February 2003. London is the only city in Europe where there is a charge to drive in the city centre. Of course there are exemptions from the charge. If you receive 100% of the mobility allowance in the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and you are a Blue Badge […]

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Concessionary Bus Pass For Travel

Concessionary Bus Pass For Travel

If you have a concessionary bus pass for travel you will not have to pay for the ticket when you travel on a bus. If you are registered as a  disabled person or receive a pension then you can apply for one. It is very useful, these days bus fares are not cheap. Concessionary Bus […]

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Discount Travel With a Disabled Coachcard

Discount Travel With a Disabled Coachcard

If you are a disabled person travelling on National Express coaches then investigate Discount Travel With a Disabled Coachcard. It costs £12.50, it is valid for 12 months and enables you to save a third off the full ticket price on many journeys. This looks like good value for your money. Discount Travel With a Disabled […]

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Disabled Persons Railcard.

Disabled Persons Railcard.

I receive full Mobility Allowance so I can receive a 33% discount on rail tickets. I use a Disabled Persons Railcard, it gives me, a disabled person, and one adult travelling with me, a third off train ticket price for UK trains. Do you receive the full mobility allowance? If you do then you are eligible […]

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