I posted in the last thread @Mattie travelling by car. Now I need to ask about air travel and carrying wheelchairs. About 4 weeks ago, I did the 7 hour car journey I mentioned and it did not go well. We decided to stop halfway and booked a decent hotel. I also decided to stay in bed at home until the last minute before departure so that I was upright for as little as possible. We also decided to leave early in the afternoon so had no activity when at my weakest in the morning. All went well that day and I was lying on my my hotel bed about 3 1/2 hours later, ordered in a meal and had an early night. Felt ok but after 9 hours upright on the second day I was terribly ill. Housebound if not bedbound for 12 days. Dizzy and lightheaded. The family gathered, not all with us, and my son who flew down, immediately bought me an air ticket to return from Newquay. That eased my mind and I was able to mix a bit for the last week of our holiday but not travel anywhere by car. We were about 50 mins drive from Newquay - that and the flight with Flybe went ok until we arrived at Gatwick by which time Flybe had first lost my wheelchair, secondly ripped off an armrest when it appeared, and in the meantime instructed me to walk!! And no, he wasn't Jesus. Goodness knows how many EU regulations he broke. Then I was told not to leave Gatwick until this was sorted, etc, etc. I was so ill by then, we were off. My question is how do I ensure that this won't happen again when flying. I was too ill to book my own ticket but my son is an assertive type and says he covered all needs when booking the ticket. What are others' experiences? I have flown many times to NYC with several airlines (but always accompanied) because my son lives there and the wheelchair arrangements have always worked to perfection. Wheeled up to the step of the plane and after the flight, met by my wheelchair with a pusher, never any damage. Anyone else a flyer with a wheelchair? Does it generally work ok? Actually I did a flight in June, 8 hours, and was well so it can't be being upright that affects a car journey. I feel really foggy so please excuse muddled writing. Any advice about flying with a wheelchair welcome. Also any advice on types of wheelchair or maybe scooter that can go as cabin baggage.