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Old 02-19-2017, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default MiniPro and others allowed under ADA

I know the MiniPro and others would have the same ADA protection, but I am worried they would cause more of a fight.

It seems like they would be more commonly pegged as recreational devices because of the small size, and looking more like a sports item.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:24 PM   #2
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No problem. If it serves your need for a mobility device, it is protected use.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:57 PM   #3
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Yep, flown with mine a couple of times already. Easier than my i2 and no hernias for the ramp folks!
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:13 AM   #4
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I know the MiniPro and others would have the same ADA protection, but I am worried they would cause more of a fight.

It seems like they would be more commonly pegged as recreational devices because of the small size, and looking more like a sports item.
Put a handicap placard on it and that would remove all questions. I have found the placard changes everyone's response.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:10 PM   #5
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Segrick,

I'm curious. I thought the airlines wouldn't allow the lithium batteries on flights. I really want to take my I2 but never tried. I can't stand up for long so I need the I2 with my SegSaddle.

Any hints on how you got it on?

Also I second the handicap placard. I was challenged once in a McDonald's. The employee came up behind me and said they didn't allow Segways. I turned around and as soon as she saw the sticker on my handlebar bag she apologized.

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Old 11-16-2017, 09:07 PM   #6
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OPMD, got to choose the right carrier. We flew SWA last October.
I called 2 months before and 1 week before to ask questions and was assured both times it was acceptable. Let them know when booking you will have mobility device, let them know it is lithium.
We had layover and they brought it up for the connecting flight.
Most had never seen one (i2).
I did attach information: name, phone and weight (105 lbs), and how to move it (‘just push or pull like a lawnmower’). They carried it via cargo bars to cargo. They asked about deactivation, I showed them the key which I kept.

And... it was awesome!!! It changed my life.
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OPMD, got to choose the right carrier. We flew SWA last October.
I called 2 months before and 1 week before to ask questions and was assured both times it was acceptable. Let them know when booking you will have mobility device, let them know it is lithium.
We had layover and they brought it up for the connecting flight.
Most had never seen one (i2).
I did attach information: name, phone and weight (105 lbs), and how to move it (‘just push or pull like a lawnmower’). They carried it via cargo bars to cargo. They asked about deactivation, I showed them the key which I kept.

And... it was awesome!!! It changed my life.
Thank you, this was very informative. I may try it now.
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Echoing dudeman's experience but with my i2 folks at the gate paid a little more attention to where I was and where I was going. Not so with mini pro. Once I pull the quick-disconnecr handlebar off and put base in a rolling duffel, you look like anyone with a carry-on bag trying to jockey for early boarding. I suggest letting the gate agent know you are early boarding and if putting set in a bag - explain that also. Depending on how fast you are at it ( I practice) you can ride to as door or give to them at gate and walk down Jetway.
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