I have mobility limitations. I cannot stand for more than a few seconds. I can walk like a normal person but only for a limited range of 100-300' (30-100m) before having to stop, and stopping requires sitting down. Upside, 8000' pressure altitude won't be a problem.
I'm locked into Spirit (USA internal flight) because they are the only sanely priced option given my last minute booking. I'm familiar with Spirit and their big front seat. Baggagewise I know their tricks and will take only a small under-seat carry-on. The rest goes UPS. I'm in no fit shape to lug baggage through airports.
One option I can book is a nonstop. No deplaning and replaning, but The Big Seats are not available and I have to sit in cramped mid-plane seats, and more worrisome, on exit, there will be lots of painful standing around while people queuing up in the aisles and shove back and forth trying to get their bags out of the overheads.
The other option is a one-stop, which means shuffling off the airplane at the layover, because Spirit wants the plane totally emptied, even though you have a ticket in the same seat for the onward segment. But it's reasonably direct, and the Big Front Seats are available on both segments, which means I directly walk off the plane With almost no wait.
My puzzler is this:
What will be the most achievable option and what am I overlooking? Are there resources or opportunities I am missing? (First time traveling with an impairment.)
Related, will it be worth paying $5 for "shortcut" expedited TSA line, or does everyone do that, defeating the point?