The Air Carrier Access Act

The Air Carrier Access Act

Sara Raney, Senior Travel Advisor - Alaska and Antarctica Specialist

The Air Carrier Access Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in air travel and requires air carriers to accommodate the needs of passengers with disabilities.


  • Carriers may require up to 48 hours’ advance notice for certain accommodations that require preparation time (e.g., respirator hook-up, transportation of an electric wheelchair on an aircraft with less than 60 seats).
  • Carriers may not limit the number of handicapped persons on a flight.
  • Escorts and wheelchairs can be arranged to pick up passengers and take you to your next flight or luggage area. (Always remember to tip!)
  • You are entitled to two additional complementary items such as a wheelchair, walker, apnea machine, crutches, and cane. They are not considered part of your carry on baggage.

As a Special Needs specialist, I understand what is needed to make sure your cruise is hassle-free.

Peace of Mind: Priceless!



SARA RANEY, Senior Travel AdvisorAs a professional Travel Consultant/Advisor who specializes in working with seniors, Sara Raney keeps you up-to-date on important travel information. Having traveled to over 100 countries herself, Sara has the knowledge and experience to make age-appropriate travel plans and special arrangements for her clients (things you wouldn’t even think of) so that you can relax and enjoy a wonderful, memorable, hassle-free vacation!

“Alaska and Antarctica Specialist.”

Join Sara on one of her escorted groups to Alaska!