People with disabilities do not need to tell the airline ahead of time that he or she plans on flying, except under certain specific circumstances.These circumstances include traveling by stretcher, traveling with an electronic wheelchair or other device with special batteries, or requiring a hook-up to the airline’s oxygen system during flight.Recently, news outlets have reported on the unfortunate situation when airlines refuse travel to people with disabilities.
Traveling by plane can be stressful for anyone―the long wait, the security hassles, lost luggage.
But the process can be even more grueling for people with disabilities.
However, if you request an accommodation that is required by law, the airline must provide it to you, free of charge.
Pre-flight notification to the airline is generally not required.
First off, it is important to keep in mind that just because an airline offers you an accommodation, that does not mean you have to accept it.