Flights Guide

While most of us find air travel relatively easy, add a disability or illness to the equation and it can be a challenge. Whether it's boarding with a wheelchair or taking a seeing-eye dog onto a plane, the key to coping well is to plan ahead. On most airlines, the carry-on limits don't apply to passengers with mobility aids although crutches, canes and walkers will still need to be x-rayed. If you don't feel comfortable declaring certain items, you have the option of requesting a private screening.

With all medications make sure they're properly labeled. For diabetics, as long as you have insulin with you, there is no limit to the number of empty syringes and insulin pumps you're allowed to carry.

If you have special needs or require assistance at the airport, your Flight Centre consultant can make sure the airline is notified in advance.

Inside you'll find information about the range of full-service and low cost carriers we deal with, covering everything from the features and facilities you can expect in each cabin class to airline route maps to popular international destinations.

As this guide focuses on international air travel, the products featured here generally reflect the seats and service you would expect on long haul international flights.The product available on short haul and regional flights, such as those within North America or within Europe, may be substantially different, especially in Business and First Class.

Airlines are constantly evolving their product so there may not be consistency on every aircraft an airline has if they are in the process of refitting their fleet. Ask your Flight Centre consultant about the product you can expect to find on your flights.

Happy flying!