Planning on taking your mobility scooter abroad? Here are all the rules you’ll need to know.
To travel on most airlines the lithium battery in the mobility scooter must be less than 300Wh capacity.
Zinnia - The Auto Folding Mobility Scooter comes with two batteries that are 144Wh, making them airline friendly.
Lupin - The Easy Folding Mobility Scooter comes with one 360Wh battery. This means that the battery that Lupin comes with is not airline friendly, but this doen't mean you can’t take it abroad. We sell an airline friendly batter (288Wh) that can be purchased separately from us for £275. For more information, click here.
How to Take your Mobility Scooter Through the Airport
The scooter will be stored in the hold luggage, but the battery must be carried on the aircraft in your hand luggage.
Although the mobility scooter will be going in the hold luggage, it does not have to be checked in at the check in desk. The scooter can be taken with you through the airport, the gate, and all the way to the aircraft.
Once at the aircraft, the batteries should be removed and the scooter can be handed over to the staff to be loaded into the hold luggage. The batteries are taken into the cabin as hand luggage.
Once the aircraft lands, the scooter can be collected before entering the airport so that you can always have it with you. And then your holiday begins!
Note: please speak to your airline before you travel as information can change frequently.
For more information about airline rules specific to each provider, follow the links below: