Have rented mobility scooter for hubby in the past and we now purchased one. Previously, we had a wheelchair meet us at the airline gate to provide him transportation between gates, baggage, etc. We will be traveling to Vegas in March 2012 and are trying to decide if we want to check his scooter through to Vegas or check it at the gate.
Taking into consideration that attendant with wheelchair knows the fastest route between gates, we can see the benefit of simply checking the scooter through to Vegas. But at the same time, we are concerned about the scooter being damaged in transit and think that checking it at the gate would be best for it so it will not be banged around on the luggage carts etc. We are also considering a mixture of both. Have wheelchair for hubby so we can benefit from the attendant's knowledge, and me use the scooter to keep up with the long-legged attendants who seem to walk a mile a minute. There are advantages and disadvantages to all of the scenerios.
If you have any info to share with us about traveling with your scooter via air, we would GREATLY appreciate you sharing with us. This is a new experience for us.
THANKS for ANY input you can give us.