Although more and more airports worldwide have jetways, sometimes being carried is the only way on or off the plane, as seen in this photo from Argentina.

Although more and more airports worldwide have jetways, sometimes being carried is the only way on or off the plane, as seen in this photo from Argentina. Photo courtesy of Red de Turismo Accesible

When traveling in a manual wheelchair, ideally it is most convenient to have someone drop you off at an airport or use an airport shuttle service such as Super Shuttle. The next best option may be to take some form of public transportation, but then you’re responsible for transporting your own luggage. Lastly, you may have to drive yourself. Long-term parking is costly, but some airports allow people with a disabled placard or plates to park in the short-term lot for a lower fare. Both lots should have ADA accessible parking. To the best of my knowledge, there is no service that provides you with an airport attendant at your vehicle to assist with your luggage to the airport.

Clever packing and luggage