I’ve never met anyone who was excited about flying with a wheelchair. Between inconsiderate or poorly trained baggage handlers and the unknown horrors of the cargo bay, wheelchairs get damaged and wheelchairs get broken. A lot. Airshells, a Copenhagen-based company, is hoping to change that.
Since 2005, Airshells has been offering European travelers the ability to rent durable protective bags for wheelchairs, scooters and other oversized goods. On July 15, Airshells announced a partnership with United Airlines to launch its service stateside. Now you can rent any of the four sizes of Airshells for use on any domestic flight by United. All you do is go the website, choose your product (as little as $25 for the first week/$12 each week after) and then input your travel specifics.