Grandparents have always been the most loving people of our lives. From buying you the first bike to telling you stories of fairies and princesses, their love has always been the purest and sweetest. But if you listen to their stories, they have some wishes which you without much effort can fulfill. One such wish is traveling or going out on a tour. So, when such an opportunity comes, all you have to do is pick up their favorite place and start a trip. But yes, as easy as it sounds, the scenario is not quite the same because no matter how much enthusiasm you have or they have, age and age-related parameters will always crop up. But there is not much to worry about. Here !will tell you how you are going to take care of such situations and enjoy the trip without any hassle.
Connecting flights is a no
When I am flying or traveling with senior adults, the first thing I consider is booking flights without any stops. Changing a flight and getting the connected one on time requires a little running which needs to be avoided when traveling with elderlies. Yes, it can be a little more expensive than the connecting one, but here you need to consider their comfort over your money. Also, make sure the airport you are boarding in has special privileges for elderlies’ transport say a jet-bridge. Many small domestic planes do not offer such services. Make sure you check all of it and then buy the tickets.
Check out the for-disability options
Many airlines have different ways to activate these special features for the elderlies. Some airlines let you choose disability options right at the time of your booking. That means while you are filling out the form with name and other details, you can choose the same. While some airlines need you to give some extra effort and call the customer care to make special arrangements.
Pick the correct flying hours
Make sure you are not catching a flight too early or too late. Elderlies need a little rest and comfort to travel. The best time will be for you to observe when they are most active. When their metabolism is at peak, that is the time you should book your tickets.
Incorporate the entire family
Elderlies always tend to think about the well being of the entire family. If you are traveling together, then they will always feel more satisfied and tension free. It will also take some heat off you. When you are not around, there will be at least someone else to take care of them. Also, elderlies will enjoy more to see the entire family together which will add an everlasting memory in the minds of all.
Do not carry medicines in checked baggage
All relevant medicines should always be with them during the journey. The best and the easiest way would be in the hand baggage. You can use it anytime from the overhead bins in the plan. Or you can keep it underneath your seat. At any time of emergency, you don’t need to panic and give the medication in time.
Look out for some discounts
This is probably for your benefit. There are many airlines who provide a discount for senior citizens. So, you can check them and use them.
Wish you a happy travel and don’t forget to be slow and match their pace.