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Old 06-26-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Airport "Babysitting" Service for the Elderly

My in-laws are 80-something, and are not getting around so well anymore. Also, they can get a bit confused at times, and travel exacerbates that, even though they have traveled extensively.

They have used skycaps and wheelchair assistance for a year or so now, but they really could use a service where someone would meet them at the gate in their connecting city, help them change gates, visit the restroom (not help inside), and get to their next gate on time. The key here would also be someone who could help during irregular operations-work on rebooking them, get them to a hotel if needed, etc. Family and helpers can help them at the departure and arrival cities.

Does anyone know if such a service exists? I think there is a need.

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Many years ago Air Canada provided this service for my parents, though it did not involve going outside the airport. There was no cost. Parents were not confused, just traveling through unfamiliar airports. You might want to ask the airline.

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You could lie about their ages and send them as unaccompanied minors.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:36 PM   #4
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I wonder if a "home nursing agency" might provide this service. The tricky part would be getting them inside the terminal.

Yeah, I'd call the airline. I bet you're not the only one asking this question.
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