Traveling with a Prosthetic Limb – Amputee Travel Tips

Del: “By the time the airline cancels this flight, which they will sooner or later, you’d have more of a chance to find a three-legged ballerina than you would a hotel room.”
Neal: “Are you saying I could be *stuck* in Wichita?”
Del: “I’m saying you *are* stuck in Wichita.”

– Planes, Trains & Automobiles; 1987

Is there anything more stressful than travelling over the holidays? From long security lines at the airport to weather delays and cancellations, to snowy, icy roads, this can often be the most anxiety-inducing time of year for people who are traveling to spend the holidays with family and friends. And for amputees, especially those who haven’t traveled often in the past and may be unfamiliar with TSA regulations and procedures, there can be the added anxiety of not knowing how to comfortably navigate this process.

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