Expediting Travel When You Have Multiple Sclerosis


If you are traveling this summer, you may need to do a little extra planning to ensure you have the best experience possible on your trip.

Groups like Able to Travel sponsored by the United Spinal Association act as travel agents for accessible vacation planning and accessible guided tours and cruises. You can also do it yourself by calling ahead to hotels, restaurants, and venues to ensure accessibility of rooms, bathrooms, and fun activities.

If you are using an airport, you can actually call the TSA 72 hours in advance of your trip to arrange for a quick experience getting through security checkpoints (http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/travelers-disabilities-and-medical-conditions). Additionally, many airlines offer assistive services for boarding and navigating the airport, so be sure to make the airline and flight attendants aware of any needs you may have in advance of your flight.

There are also helpful websites like Flying with Disability which may offer helpful tips and suggesting for easing travel burdens.

Remember to do your homework before paying for services or using a company you are unfamiliar with to plan your trip or travel with, and most importantly – enjoy your trip!

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  • martin hankins says:

    hi i have primary progressive m.s. and live in U.K. but am a member of MSAA in november of this year my wife and i are taking a 3 week vacation in the USA we have roughly planned out our visit , we fly into miami on nov 7th ,at present we are thinking of 3 days in miami, down to key west ,then back up left hand side of florida with a few days in st petersberg then up to top end of florida ,eventually bk down to miami then fly to vegas for 4 nights before returning home. Just wondered if any members of MSAA could suggest places to visit ,places not to miss etc.

    yours martin hankins

  • martin hankins says:

    thanks am really looking forward to it , who knows it might be my last visit to your wonderful country, although my wife would love to be able to go next year as its our 40th wedding aniversary

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