Las Vegas, NV –
In general, Las Vegas and McCarran Airport are very accommodating to visitors who use mobility equipment and every effort is made to ensure that every visitor has a positive experience. Unfortunately, for many handicapped or disabled travelers their first experience in Las Vegas involves the long and arduous process of trying to find or repair broken or missing mobility equipment
In order to avoid this unpleasant experience, I would suggest the following options:
- Leave your personal equipment at home and rent equipment upon arrival in Las Vegas. Companies like Active Mobility, LLC, carry a wide variety of wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and power chairs. This equipment can be delivered to your hotel before arrival and picked up again after your departure.
- If you are travelling with highly specialized or customized equipment, please ensure that there is a vendor in Las Vegas who is able to work on your equipment. Also, make sure that your personal vendor is aware of your plans and that they will be able to supply emergency parts at short notice.
- If you prefer to bring your own equipment, ensure that the airline you are flying on has a relationship with a company in Las Vegas that can do repairs at short notice and most importantly, that can provide loaner equipment in the meantime. Loaners should be available for delivery 24/7. At present Active Mobility, LLC is the exclusive provider to 99% of the leading airlines flying into Las Vegas.
By following these three steps you should significantly reduce your frustration and irritation. No one wants to start a vacation on a sour note.
Active Mobility, LLC. has teamed up with wheelchairtraveling.com and will be giving away a free wheelchair rental, good up to one week, so if you are headed to Las Vegas, send us an email and get the hook up.