I'll be travelling next month with my 88 year mom to Germany. While she can walk with assistance, I'll be taking a collapsible transporter style wheelchair to use most of the time. The flight is with Lufthansa Newark – Zurich, with unfortunately a change in Germany in both directions . We have used airport wheelchair service before and had no problems, in fact it was much smoother than I expected. (The airline is aware she will need assistance.)
My question is about the actual transporting of her wheelchair. I would assume it would get checked in with the luggage, then the airport wheelchair would be provided through security, etc. to the plane?
And the 2 "foot peddles" and the seat cushion she uses? Would I be better off to keep those items with me as hand luggage so they don't get lost? Any past experience/suggestions would be appreciated.