It's time to go! You will soon be at your destination. Let's review a number of issues that can arise along the way, beginning with your ride to the terminal.
You can check ahead for information on parking areas, drop-off and pick-up areas, and other accessible services. Terminals provide this information by phone and on their Web sites. You should plan your ride well ahead, selecting from options that include a private car, a taxi or a shuttle bus.
If you arrive by private vehicle, you can expect to find a convenient drop-off near the door. But of course, many other people will also try to get as close to the building as possible, so you may face congestion and delay. There may be a traffic control officer who can guide you safely to the drop-off point. As well, if you choose to park at the terminal, there should be accessible parking nearby.
Be aware of your transportation company's check-in time to give yourself enough time to get there, so that you're not in a last-minute rush to check in and board. Most companies allow persons with disabilities to board ahead of the crowd. Also give yourself some extra time if you need help to get through the terminal and to transfer to another mobility aid.