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  1. I have flown 2 previous Tap flights within Europe. They seemed efficient and organized. Enter a global pandemic and their customer care becomes nonexistent. After their cancelling a business flight, numerous requests for a refund have been submitted with none being acknowledged. To date, they claim my tickets for May are open, and no one has been able to get them refunded. Even a future credit hasn’t been offered because, I assume, that would be admitting they received a request for compensation. We now must file a Department of Transportation claim in hopes that they
  2. My goodness that’s small! The cost is similar to the battery cost for the Dreamstation. We decided against the battery because we can make it overnight, reasonably without the CPAP. If the flight attendants did wake me up just walking down the aisle which causes my seat to vibrate, I might consider one just to stay asleep. As for snoring, the planes are so noisy that they coverup any snoring that someone might hear. I now have a scooter so we carry external batteries already. I’m not sure whether I’d exceed the allowed batteries, whether it is per device or per person! The
  3. I needed a carryon for an very conservative airline that had an 8 inch limit. Couldn’t get two cases in any carryon I tried. Unfortunately I also needed to include a battery. I like the idea of the shock absorption though. I’d love to be able to ship in a suitcase and know the CPAPs would arrive safely. Battery can’t be shipped.
  4. The braking on the Sport should be an easier fix, isn’t it all handbrakes? The distributor should be able to tell you who is local although they didn’t have my local guy, by mistake. My local guy gave us a few discounts as I wanted an extra battery and charger. I certainly didn’t get close to $1000 although I did go to a clearance sale at the distributor where they were selling old stock reasonably. The model I had test driven, the transformer didn’t have a freewheel switch which was problematic at times during the rental. Hoping all goes well soon.
  5. After trying to find abicycle shop in Hong Kong that would even look at replacing a tube Vietnam had to be easier! I was gone 63 days. There are times i wish wish I had the Sport especially the handbrakes! I just couldn’t get my feet in the right place when I first tried. You might like to know that it had a cover/suitcase sort of where the wheels stuck out and were used to roll it. It has a luggage carrier that would have been nice too! Sounds like your battery is the lead battery that will give you longer distances, for sure. Let me know how you li
  6. Oh my! I had a total of 3 flat tires, and one tire falloff!!! I’m a firm believer now of non pneumatic tires. The repairs got easier and cheaper, but finding repair shops was problematic. The last flat was a broken stem in Vietnam where there were thousands of motor scooters. In a market area about a block from where I had the flat there was a tire guy who patched the tube and replaced the stem in about 10 minutes! The fall off happened aboard ship. I nut had gone missing, which we couldn’t find a replacement about the time of the last flat. The other nut was slowly comi
  7. Great find and for the newly blind young man that was the concern of the original post I can’t believe he wouldn’t just love the tech for its own sake.
  8. Sounds like you had a great time! Bravo!!! Did I tell you about a deaf gal on a cruise visit to a ballet in Russia? One of the ballerinas fell and hurt herself. She was an abundant resource for knowing what really happened as her sight was greatly sharpened. Similarly your son will develop greater hearing and you’ll be asking him about some things you missed.
  9. That’s the reasoning I used to justify my scooter which was slightly less but carries more weight.
  10. I’m missing your point. People, cruisers, have been mugged in Jamaica, they have not heard early departure whistles when ships have been forced out of port in San Juan, and a variety of other things do happen on overland tours connected to cruises. While many may recover because of their tour being a cruise line tour it is important to know what your options are should you be stranded for a variety of reasons. My stepmother’s first husband died suddenly in the port of Barbados. She spent some time frustrated with the Consulate, the cruise line and just the natural responses to a death of
  11. First day in Tokyo went well. One of the stations, however, has a long slope that was technically too steep for the scooter. With the help of my guide and my husband they were able to apply enough push power to my back to keep me moving up the slope. Since the seat folds down there is no way to push on the chair, but we didn’t test that here, we already knew it. As a solo, in general, one would not be able to get out alone in Winter Park. There are some sidewalks in the area that have short sections of steep, but I made those because of the length of the slope was quite short.
  12. Although I’ve heard many say that taking scooters apart is easy I agree with you I didn’t want to do it either! If it got where I couldn’t lift a scooter I’d look at a ramp of sorts, but we have a minivan that needs replacing and the car manufacturers have all but quit making them! Trunks are harder to do. I really liked the Transformer as it was more compact and was lifted in the middle and could be done one handed if you were strong enough. It is a 4 wheeler and needs a football field it seems to turn around, not particular uncommon for 4 wheelers. I rented a transformer,
  13. The transformer by Solax and the Mobie both have an option for a lift that runs off the battery. The transformer self folds, but both are in high 40s low 50s for weight. If you have an hatchback that the scooter fits in, I think the 3 pieces makes sense for around town.
  14. I did a lot of cobblestone with my triage tour. They are hard on the side casters to the extent they begin to come unscrewed. I’ve now removed them and am just careful on side to side slant. I just recently discovered that the Triaxe Sport is listed at 44 lbs. I didn’t like where my feet had to go, but it has a luggage feature. I also didn’t like the front brakes but unlike my tour it does have a speed regulator. Both are rated over 300 lb. the new Tour is supposed to hold 375lbs. I believe the Sport is now 350lbs. As for help loading sometimes it is less help than you w
  15. As an eight year old I got quite tired of the broken, naked statues in Italy! I definitely remember the colosseum though. For dessert I liked watching the waiters peal fruit at the table too. Watching a cook put my pizza in a dirty oven was confusing. And ashes on the bottom seemed strange. Yes, these were the old fire ovens and mostly in Naples that I remember. The Italians loved children so I was always seemingly entertained by the waitstaff. My brother is a couple of years younger. Have a a great time!
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