TGA to launch unique mobility scooter passport and flight checklist at Naidex

TGA will be unveiling its unique product passport and flight checklist at Naidex for easier air travel with a mobility scooter.

Naidex 2020, NEC, 17-18 March, stand N812 and TGA mobility test track.

As an established specialist supplier of mobility scooters, TGA is committed to accessible travel for all. Advancements in the design of transportable scooters, such as the compact folding TGA Minimo, are opening up opportunities for disabled travellers however there is still a need for advice and information regarding product suitability on buses, trains and planes.

Growth in air travel is of particular significance with more scooter owners seeking to take their own products on planes for holidays, business and family visits. The process of transporting mobility products varies between airport and airlines across the world, nevertheless there are common considerations which can assist with more efficient transfers. Therefore, to support hassle-free flying TGA has developed the UK’s first ‘Scooter Passport’ scheme and flight checklist so travellers arrive at airports fully prepared for any questions they may face. With complete details regarding their product to hand, along with all planning requirements completed, transit of suitable TGA mobility scooters can be more efficient and seamless – on planes, trains and cruise liners.

The new TGA scooter passport comprises of a ‘luggage tag’ style design that can be affixed to products before departure. Its reusable, non-tear material allows owners to write all of their scooter details including product name, size, weight and battery type. At check in, airport staff can then make an informed decision regarding handling of the scooter throughout the airport and stowage on the plane. Ground crew and baggage handlers can manage the scooter appropriately to reduce the risk of damage and airline captains are informed so there is no confusion or delay. On arrival, the TGA passport again offers airport staff invaluable information so ultimately the scooter passenger experience is better.

To support the free TGA passport customers can also obtain the new TGA flight checklist which is a simple 4-page, tick-box booklet which details all the recommended actions before air travel with a scooter. Planning activities such as informing airline special assistance teams, checking airport accessibility and scooter battery suitability are all included. Actions are chronologically categorised along with a recommended list of paperwork to take to the airport. Many TGA scooter owners regularly fly with their Zest or Minimo scooter however the new TGA passport and flight checklist will make journeys even easier.

Free copies of the new TGA passport and flight checklist will be available to dealers and end users on stand N812 at Naidex 2020