Top Tips For
Senior and Elderly Passengers
1: Always ask for help
Don't be afraid to ask for help. Airline cabin crew and airport ground staff will be at hand to help you carry baggage and other requirements that you may have.
2: Don't fly with too much jewellery, cash or material items
We advise not to fly with too many materialistic items or jewellery because older travellers may be less aware of the surroundings of the destinations they are flying to and therefore more vulnerable to theft. We also advise this for cash. Don't need to travel with too much cash, there is usually the option to change the currency or retrieve cash at the airport of your final destination.
3: Take care of the medication you need when flying
Don't pack medication in your checked luggage and make sure you have extra in case a flight is delayed for unforeseen reasons. All medication information is found below.
4: Reserve Speical Services
When reserving a ticket, ask for a seat with extra legroom. Also, ask for early boarding can so you can get settled in before the plane becomes full. For longer flights with meals, check our guide on special airline meals that meet will meet your dietary requirements.
If you plan to borrow a wheelchair at the airport rather than of bringing your own, ask in advance when reserving one as some airlines run out of wheelchairs at busy times.
More information on flying assistance for seniors and elderly passengers is broken down below.