29,312 disability-related complaints. Don't let a love one become a statistic.
What is a Flight Companion? In essence, a flight companion is an individual that accompanies someone on their flight. That companion doesn’t need any special qualifications, and could even be a loved one. A companion could be used for several reasons, but not limited to moral support for people terrified of flying, to help single-parent care for multiple kids or disabled child, help a disabled loved one, or simply to help an elderly person during travel.
We have traveled all over and have always been cognizant of the people that need extra care during their travel. We see them at the airport sitting alone on the side of the gate or at the end of a jet bridge. It makes us wonder if they were getting the treatment that they deserved. We can only imagine that the busy airline employee whose obligation it is to look after those individuals are not giving their full attention that those people deserve.
A Government Accountability Office released a study that shows that there are 29,312 disability-related complaints directed at U.S. Airlines in 2017. A majority of those complaints being that the airline failed to provide the assistance required for that individual. This was especially true for individuals that needed wheelchair assistance. (1)
So, what’s the alternative? Spend extra time and money to fly a loved one you trust to your location, and meet you just so they can fly with you to your destination? What happens if that person isn’t available during your specified time frame? Are you just going to trust the airline to take care of your loved one? In most cases that might work, but it doesn’t always. Case in point when Olimpia Warsaw a 67yr old woman with Parkinson’s and diabetes who uses a wheelchair was reportedly left at the gate overnight at Chicago O’Hare International Airport after her American Airlines flight was canceled(2).
Well, that’s where we come in. We at Graceful In Home Healthcare give our community the option to have one of our qualified companions accompany you during your travel. We assist you throughout your travel process and make sure we exceed your expectations during your travel. This will eliminate the fear your loved ones have of you not making your flight, or being left alone unattended for long duration of time.
There's no need for a loved one to fly alone again.
If you want to talk to someone from our office about our service please fill in the form below to have someone contact you. We ask that you give us a minimum of 48 hrs before the flight to make sure we can accommodate your every need during the travel time frame.
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