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Traveling with someone in a wheel chair and someone with autism, boarding

grumps
New Arrival

I will be traveling in a few weeks with my father who will need assistance from security to boarding the plane as well as my grandson who has autism.  Both of them need me for support while traveling.  The rules state that usually those that need assistance boarding can have one person board with them for pre-boarding, that would however leave my autistic grandson without me and it's only the three of us traveling.

 

Has anyone had any experience traveling where multiple people within the party need assistance and know how southwest handled it?

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Re: Traveling with someone in a wheel chair and someone with autism, boarding

bwallet
Active Member

The easy solution is to get pre-boarding for both of them. Note that if your grandson is 2 or older, he is going to have to wear a mask for the whole flight, and they will enforce it.