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ADA/Additional Assistance at Redmond Municipal Airport

RDM does ot provide assistance to/from the terminal curb. Wheelchairs are available in the main terminal for public/personal use. For wheelchair service or additional assistance, from the ticket counter through the security checkpoint, to/from the gate/aircraft, please pre-arrange these services directly with your air carrier at the ticket counter, by calling their reservations number, or visiting their website (see information below)



 
 Reservations/Information 1-800-252-7522 
 www.alaskaair.com


Reservations/Information  1-800-433-7300
www.aa.com

 

Reservations 1-800-241-6522
www.united.com

                    

Reservations/Information  1-800-221-1212
www.delta.com    

 

Sun Country

Reservations: (651) 905-2737

https://www.suncountry.com

Reservations: (702) 505-8888

www.allegiantair.com

 

For wheelchair assistance to and from your rental car, please contact your car rental agency directly for information. 

Alamo 541-504-2824 800-462-5266
Avis 541-923-3750 800-331-7423
Budget 541-923-0699 800-527-7000
Enterprise 541-504-9226 800-736-8227
Hertz 541-923-1411 800-654-3131
National 541-504-2824 800-CAR-RENT

Traveling With Your Own Wheelchair or Other Mobility Device

If you are a passenger with a disability and you will be traveling with your mobility device, here are a few suggestions to make your airport experience trouble-free and more enjoyable.

When making your airline reservations, advise your airline of the following information:

  • Type of mobility device
  • Please note that Segway mobility devices are not authorized to be stored on most carriers.
  • Weight and size of mobility device
  • Whether or not your mobility device will require assembly/disassembly
  • Whether or not you are non-ambulatory, and will need an onboard wheelchair to reach your seat when boarding or deplaning the aircraft
  • Whether or not you can ascend and descend stairs without assistance
  • Whether or not you will be checking your mobility device at the ticket counter, or at the departure gate

When checking in for your flight on the day of departure, confirm all of the above information with an airline agent.

Allow Extra Time when traveling with a battery-powered/electric wheelchair, cart, or scooter:

  • Although not required, it is recommended that you check in at your airline ticket counter at least 2 hours in advance; and,
  • Arrive at your departure gate at least one hour prior to your scheduled departure.

Attach instructions to your wheelchair if assembly/disassembly is needed

  • Although not required, it’s very helpful to airline staff if you attach a copy of assembly/disassembly instructions to your wheelchair (or other mobility device); and, if needed, bring specialized tools with you when traveling. (If you have questions regarding permitted carry-on tools, please contact the Transportation Security Administration at 1-866-289-9673.)

Identify battery type and know how to access it, if your mobility device is battery-powered

  • Please let the airline staff know your wheelchair’s (or other mobility device’s) specific battery type, and identify the battery as either spillable or non-spillable so that airline staff can adhere to federal “dangerous goods” handling procedures.
  • Before arriving at the airport, it is best if you can educate yourself on how to gain access to the battery compartment and bring a specialized tool, if needed.
  • Some mobility devices have batteries that can only be accessed by a technician. If this is the case, you may not be able to fly with your mobility device. Check with your air carrier to be sure.

Folding wheelchairs

If space is available, many airlines will allow folding wheelchairs to be stowed in the cabin on a first-ask, first-serve basis. If cabin storage is not available, airlines will typically allow you to check your wheelchair as baggage at either the ticket counter or the departure gate. Your airline will provide a wheelchair and wheelchair aid to assist you to your gate, if needed.

Connecting City

Advise your airline in advance if you wish to use your mobility device in your connecting city. They’ll let you know if you will have sufficient time in your connecting city. If not, the airline can provide you with their wheelchair service.

Aisle Width of Aircraft

The width of aisle space varies from aircraft to aircraft. Some aisle width spaces can be fairly narrow and difficult to navigate with an airline’s onboard wheelchair. Ask your airline about the aisle width before confirming reservations, if you are concerned about the wheelchair transfer process from the gate onto the aircraft.

Policies vary from airline to airline regarding mobility devices in general. To learn more about your airline’s procedures and requirements for mobility devices, please visit your airline’s website or call their reservation desk.

 

Service and Emotional Support Animals

Only ADA animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Police K-9's are allowed in the Airport (on a leash only)  All other animals (Cargo or Pet in Cabin) must be kept in a kennel/cage in all areas of the Airport.

Click HERE for the Airport code 2.560 – Airport Terminal Animal Provisions.

Click HERE for City of Redmond Service Animals for People with Disabilities police, GEN100.

 

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The City of Redmond does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the City’s services, programs, activities or employment practices and strives to make all of our programs and services available to every Redmond citizen. Reference documents on this site include notices, newsletters, grievance procedures, curb ramp request forms, request for accommodations and a general informational brochure.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides guidelines to comply with accessible program, service and building construction, but we always need to hear from our citizens to direct resources where they are most needed.

The City of Redmond encourages all citizens to participate in its programs and activities.  Meeting locations are accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for accommodation may include sign language interpreter service, assistive listening devices, materials in an alternate format or any other accommodation.  If any accommodations are needed, please contact the ADA Coordinator at 541-504-3036 or access@ci.redmond.or.us.  Requests should be made as soon as possible, but at least 3 business days prior to the scheduled meeting. 

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact the ADA coordinator at (541) 504-3036 or email: access@ci.redmond.or.us

For more information or to connect with “The Americans with Disabilities Act” website, click HERE

It is unlawful for airport operators and their lessees, tenants, concessionaires and contractors to discriminate against any person because of race, color, national origin, sex, creed, or disability in public services and employment opportunities. Allegations of discrimination should be promptly reported to the Airport Manager or:

Federal Aviation Administration Office of Civil Rights, ACR-1 800 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20591

Federal regulations on unlawful discrimination are available for review in the Airport Administration Office.

Assistance for An Unaccompanied Minor or Other Solo Travelers 

To accompany a solo traveler with special needs to or from an arrival or departure gate (such as an unaccompanied child or an elderly or disabled passenger), you must obtain a gate pass at the ticket counter of the airline on which the person is flying. Please note that gate passes are issued solely at the discretion of the airline, and not all airlines will issue a gate pass. Please verify your airline’s policy prior to your trip to the airport.

If your airline does issue gate passes, be sure to allow additional time for potential lines at the ticket counter, and check with the airline in advance to make sure their ticket counter is open when requesting a gate pass for an arriving flight. Please be prepared to provide government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver's license) and flight information. Only one person may be allowed to accompany a passenger to or from the gate. Contact your airline for additional information.

Airport Parking

ADA-designated parking spaces are available in all Airport Paid Parking Lots.  Vehicles properly displaying valid disabled permit identification may use these spaces. All Posted rates for paid parking apply.

More information regarding disabled parking and rates can be found on our Airport Parking page.

 

Useful Websites and Applications:

Ultimate Guide to Air Travel with a Disability https://upgradedpoints.com/air-travel-with-a-disability/

A detailed guide was put together with the help of experts and covers tips and advice on how to make navigating airports and air travel a more enjoyable experience.

Aaska Airlines "Fly for All" App

Alaska launched a free app in the Apple Store and Google Play called Fly for All. Designed for first-time flyers, guests traveling with children, unaccompanied minors and those with cognitive and developmental disabilities, including autism, the app will help ease the anxiety of air travel by walking guests through the steps they’ll follow when getting ready to fly.

The app features a series of photos and descriptions (social stories), with an optional read-aloud setting, that describes every step of the travel process from packing your bag to landing at your destination. It also features interactive content, including a travel checklist, matching games and communication cards anyone can use to communicate non-verbally with employees and other travelers. https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/fly-for-all-app-ease-anxiety-of-air-travel/

 
 
 
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Johnny Jet in depth guides for travelling with disabilities:

https://www.johnnyjet.com/flying-with-disabilities-and-special-needs-guide/  

 

 

 

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