Emma Watson Seen in a Knee Scooter (And Some Travel Tips)
- Emma Watson is known to make headlines for her acting roles in big movies and her humanitarian work. But this time, it's something a bit more medical: her knee scooter.
She was seen in February at a Los Angeles airport, reportedly arriving from Mexico.
With more and more people getting a covid-19 vaccine, many are feeling comfortable flying again. Airports are getting busier, and people are starting to plan vacations, work trips, or visiting relatives we haven't seen in a good while.
This is a great time to revisit some quick tips for flying with a knee scooter.
Are you or someone you know will need or plan to get on an airplane soon? Are you wondering if it's possible to fly with a knee scooter?
I get it. Flying can be a pain when you're injured, but fortunately, flying with a knee scooter can be a breeze.
Flying with a knee scooter
Few people realize how easy flying with a knee scooter is. Thousands and thousands of people per year will utilize a mobility device for some type of injury.
Going through security
When passing airport security, your knee scooter is treated like any other medical device, like wheelchairs, crutches, etc. Just follow the Security Checkpoint Attendant instructions on how to pass through the metal detectors.
Cruising through the terminals
The great thing about using a knee scooter is that you can zip through the terminals with no problem. Remember always to be mindful of surface transitions since they can get bumpy.
Be especially careful if you take moving walkways. It's best to be extra safe and avoid them.
But if you must, be mindful and extra safe when getting on and off. It's highly recommended you stay stationary while the walkway is in motion.
Related: Knee Scooter Safety Tips
Arriving at the gate
Once you get to your gate, check-in with the person at the counter.
Let them know you have a knee scooter. Depending on the airplane type or how many people on-board, the knee scooter may be folded and stored in the cabin or most likely may need to be checked in with cargo.
Because of your injury, you'll be one of the first groups called to board first.
Boarding the plane
When getting in the plane, the flight attendant will either stow away the knee scooter if it was not required to be checked-in cargo. From there on, they can assist you with support to your seat.
Make sure to discuss with the flight attendant how best to recommend you board off the plane and get your knee scooter back when the plane gets to its destination.
For tips on which part of the plane to sit on, which seats to pick, check out our original article
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