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Because of the multiple time-consuming requirements, especially check-in, many selfish holiday travelers fake the need for wheelchairs. It not only gets them through the airport more easily, they usually go to the head of the line at boarding time. It’s easiest for seniors who have no health nor mobility problems to get away with the scam, because grey hair and wrinkles can make them appear handicapped.

Some airlines are taking steps to prevent the phonies from taking advantage of the system. Therefore, when you go to the airport this season, if you actually have mobility problems and need a wheelchair, bring proof. A signed letter from your family doctor explaining your condition is the best way to avoid delays.

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