Reply To: Putting a gel battery power wheelchair on its side

  • Josh Grisdale

    October 21, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Great! Thank you very much!

    Don’t worry, I won’t test it myself ?

    I was told once that the size was fine, but just before liftoff, the crew came and told me it wouldn’t fit! The battery was disconnected, so I couldn’t get them to recline the seat and other customers were getting a bit upset that the flight was being held up. So, I relented and let them put it on its side.

    It was only a 1hr flight, but I could only think about whether my wheelchair would be alright or not the whole time!

    Thankfully it was. But I’m always sure to ask about door sizes etc and to recline it regardless…

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