Posted June 27th, 2012, 07:53 AM
Last edited by CrusingJoe; June 27th, 2012 at 07:58 AM
Betty thank you so very much for your help. You have made our trip less worry free about the scooter. This is our first time traveling with a scooter.
We have flown on Aer Lingus twice and changed planes both times in Dublin. Ruth has a Drive Medical Pheonix and I use a Buzz Around. Do not disassemble the scooter, but take your key. I won’t and will take my key.
With such a short layover, they will probably check the scooter all the way through to Barcelona. We will gate check the scooter on the breezeway or should we check it in at the counter?
Just show the person that takes you scooter in Boston where the knob is for the free wheel and impress upon them to reset it. Most luggage handlers already know how to handle the scooters. I didn’t think of that, great idea.
Barcelona is probably the best city in Europe for getting around. You should not have any problems there. Also, most of the public transportation (buses, metro, funicular, etc.) is accessible. Do you mean we can take the scooter on them? What's the best way to get from the airport to our hotel with the scooter and luggage? I have read there is a bus that is much cheaper than a cab.
If you have time, you can see almost all of Barcelona on your own. However, Rome could be a challenge for you. Oh no, we were planning on doing Rome own our own, should we take one of the ship tours?
Betty, with all the helpful information you have given me, do you mind if I can pick your brain a little more? Our ports of call are; Cannes, France, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy, Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey, Athens (Piraeus) Greece, Mykonos, Greece and Naples (Salerno) Italy. If you have been there can you tell me if they are scooter friendly? And what to do and not do. Should I take a ship tour or do it on our own?
Our first cruise was on Carnival Holiday 09-Nov-91 We now have 872 days at sea and 86 future days.