Announcements, Baggage, Body Scans (and screening), Check-in
It's always heartening when most older parents want to visit. It's especially so when we can share our lives with them on our turf if we are far-away-living children. But we all know airline travel has become more difficult. As airport security changes, even the most seasoned old travelers can find themselves flustered. Understandably feelings of insecurity accompanied by rising blood pressure can't help parents age well.
I'd like to be clever, calling this the ABC's of happy flying, but chronologically the process goes in reverse--beginning with check-in; ending in announcements, with baggage and body scans (and screening) in the middle. That said three experiences illustrate some of the problems, accompanied by ideas for damage control.
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http://helpparentsagewell.com/2012/01/10/aging-parents-and-airports-happy-flying-or-headache-producing-part-1-of-2/ for the rest of this post.