Getting on an Airplane

After spinal cord injury you may have questions about traveling. In the following video Jenny demonstrates how she accomplishes boarding an airplane. Jenny is a quadriplegic. She has never let her injury prevent her from seeing the world. Her passport is filled with trips to Africa, Afghanistan, and Turkey, just to name a few. Jenny clearly demonstrates how she receives assistance from airline staff with her transfer. She is confident and clear in her instructions.Keep flying high Jenny and thank you for sharing your world travels with us!

Hi. I’m Jenny with BARD Care Community.

Over the past fifteen years, I have had the opportunity to travel with my job to countries; including Mexico, Afghanistan, parts of North Africa, Central America, Turkey, India and the Middle East. I am frequently asked how I get on and off a plane so I wanted to make this short video as an example on how I do that.

Here’s the video –

Now what‘s easiest for me is one person behind and one person in front.

We go up and over on the count of three. 

I take my pillow with me.

Traveling these long distances can definitely have its frustrations but it is so worth the effort once you get to see these new places, experience new cultures and meet new people.

Enjoy your travels!


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