"It was hassle free and so much easier and less stressful that the usual manual method"
Laura & William Moore
London - UK
We have used the Eagle Lifter several times now, both in the UK and USA and it made our trip so much easier. The Eagle removed the issues we usually face when travelling with our disabled son. William was able to be lifted safely and comfortably from his wheelchair onto the plane, neither myself or my husband had to strain our backs carrying him through a narrow aisle and he was not at risk of being hurt by being carried manually. This also meant that we were able to reduce the stress we usually face when travelling as we were able to allow William to be taken to his seat whilst we were dismantling his wheelchair together (something we usually have to do alone which is extremely difficult with one person) and we were then able to split our hand luggage between us to carry on board.
Travelling with a disable child means it is impossible to travel light and we usually have at least 6 bags which are hard to manage on your own! The Eagle was ready and waiting for us at the boarding gate, William was able to be positioned in the sling in plenty of time before the gates opened and was then transferred before the remaining passengers were boarded, it was hassle free and so much easier and less stressful that the usual manual method.
I’d like to see this equipment offered at all airports to allow us to travel more freely with him and allow him to more of the world without the added stress of an unsafe and undignified transfer which always ruins the start of our holiday.