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Can I use a priority seat if it is vacant?

If there is no one on the bus/train/etc who currently needs the seat (or wheelchair space, where seats in that space exist) then it is perfectly okay to sit in it. Just be observant and be ready to ...
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How to tell if your flight has an air-bridge or stairs?

Flights JQ747/JQ748 are to/from Launceston Airport, which does not have aerobridges: Due to airport operating restrictions, Launceston airport cannot provide aerobridges to board aircraft. All ...
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Taming the nightmare of public toilets in the UK

There is a website that I was hitherto completely unaware of that aims to cater for this need. Great British Public Toilet Map For tourists with smart phones it would be useful as it geolocates the ...
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What is the best way to ensure a disabled, inexperienced passenger will receive suitable assistance on a trip from Windhoek to Europe?

He will be able to make it. I have seen many people with disabilities travel alone (I am a cabin crewmember) Let's break it down into a few elements (considering that you are going to use a major ...
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Taming the nightmare of public toilets in the UK

Toilets are important, but not something to worry about. You don't need to make it this complicated. British people really don't mind when foreigners ask where is the nearest public toilet? We don't ...
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Why are airport wheelchairs often "attendant-propelled" only?

The simplest way to answer this is to look at who would need that wheelchair and why. Typically planes don't have space for a wheelchair down the aisles, so disabled passengers have to use a special ...
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How do I figure out which platform a SEPTA regional rail arrives at for a particular station?

At Jefferson Station you should be fine, because there are only two platforms, one for trains going east (tracks 1 and 2) and one for trains going west (tracks 3 and 4). The train from Yardley to ...
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Do wheelchair-accessible aircraft exist?

Air Canada - "Wheelchairs and Mobility Aids" Special handling requirements apply to battery-powered mobility aids.   There is no discrimination against you, but you should expect a large ...
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Can I use a priority seat if it is vacant?

As someone with one of those "hidden disabilities" that make me unable to stand for prolonged periods at times (and especially in a moving bus or train), I'd say indeed use the seat if there's no ...
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What does this sign on Air Tahiti ferry mean?

The seat is reserved for people with disabilities. The images are designed to show: Someone in a wheelchair A hearing aid (someone hard of hearing) Someone who is blind or partially sighted The S3A ...
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How can I reach Marktoberdorf from Munich Airport? Disabled person

The tourism office has a website "München accessible for all!" with lots of information. For assistance at the airport: Information about „barrier-free traveling at Munich's Airport“ as well as the ...
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How to tell if your flight has an air-bridge or stairs?

It is not the flight/plane themselves that could be the problem, but the airport. If your friend's family member needs extra help to board the plane, then they should ask the airport/airline directly ...
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What is the best way to ensure a disabled, inexperienced passenger will receive suitable assistance on a trip from Windhoek to Europe?

In addition to the other answers: make sure you minimize the number of connections make sure there is enough time for each connection That probably leaves you with Qatar going through Doha. KLM ...
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Can I use a priority seat if it is vacant?

In general if there is a seat available, you should aim to remain seated while the train, bus or tram is moving. This is a simple safety consideration: it's more dangerous to be standing than seated ...
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Do wheelchair-accessible aircraft exist?

Sleeper seats are surely more expensive than cramped economy class but some airlines do offer them. While you say you cannot sit on any other chair, I assume probably you can fly lying down. Some ...
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How easy is it for someone with blindness to go through customs?

I have a blind friend who travels to the US fairly frequently, and often alone by air. She has no troubles. Typically you can register as a passenger requiring assistance when you buy your airline ...
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What is the experience on Norwegian Cruises with a rollator/walker?

I have not cruised with a rollator, however I have cruised with NCL many times and will share my observations. On my last cruise (a couple months ago) I had injured my foot not long before and had to ...
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Wheelchair travel in Japan

1) Japanese "barrier free" standards assume wheelchairs are under 80cm in width. So, no, your friend's wheelchair will not fit into many elevators etc. 2) Most larger taxi companies can send a "...
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Taming the nightmare of public toilets in the UK

All major towns and cities have public toilets, but they are generally not that easy to find (ask at the tourist information if you can find that) or pleasant to use. Free public toilets tend to ...
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Taming the nightmare of public toilets in the UK

Some places have closed their council managed toilets at the same time as arranging that a nearby shop or pub or restaurant provides the same facility but without requiring any purchase (This is ...
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What proof of disability is accepted in France?

tl;dr: In theory no, in practice yes. Most national monuments (e.g. Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, ...) are managed by the same organization and likely they stick to the same rules. I assume this is ...
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On the trail of the Alpine Ibex in Switzerland

I recommend going to Creux du Van, Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland. It is not in the Alps, but in Jura. Tt is very close to 100% sure you see an Ibex there. They normally don't flee there, cause you ...
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How do I figure out which platform a SEPTA regional rail arrives at for a particular station?

This is Kevin from SEPTA Customer Service. We are sorry to hear of your experience. Please know that it can be difficult to accurately predict the correct track number for every single train. ...
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Taking a train at Copenhagen airport

The train station at Copenhagen airport is about 75 meters straight ahead after you come out through customs. See pictures in the answer here. Access to the platform is via lifts or a set of inclined ...
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Can I use a priority seat if it is vacant?

You can sit on them if no-one else is sitting in them. Be ready to offer your seat though. If there are other available seats you should sit there instead as some people may have hidden disabilities ...
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