Category: Airlines


Starting to open back up.

Fauna being safe

This has been a trying couple of months for the travel industry. I had three trips cancelled due to the pandemic, I currently have more travel booked and I fear that it will also be cancelled. I am a mature adult and realize that this shutdown is not all aboutRead More …


5 apps that help the blind and visually impaired travel easier.

Blind travels logo, text with a silhouette of a guide dog in harness.

Flighthub overviews a few different apps that might make your travel life a bit easier.  Be My Eyes Be My Eyes is an iOS and Android app that connects its users with a community of over 500,000 unpaid sighted aids. By using device cameras and speakers, blind and visually impairedRead More …


Covid-19 and Travel

Blind travels logo, text with a silhouette of a guide dog in harness.

As the coronavirus (covid-19) continues to spread around the world, many concerns have arisen about travel, especially with a guide dog. This blog is non-political, so don’t expect me to “bash” the current administration for their effectiveness in dealing with this virus. Instead, I would like to share with myRead More …


Flying on Southwest with a Guide Dog

Fauna the guide dog on southwest plane

We arrived at the airport very early for our flight on Southwest to San Francisco from Denver. I was traveling with my wife and Fauna my guide dog, and we checked in at the kiosk without issue. The attendant asked if Fauna was a service animal and I stated thatRead More …


Changes to service animals on planes

Great article outlining the upcoming changes to service animals on planes. https://www.inquirer.com/news/emotional-support-animals-might-no-longer-be-allowed-on-planes-20200122.html


Making airport navigation easier

New tech created by Carnegie Mellon University offer a suitcase called Bbeeo which will help users avoid collisions with people walking around the airport and NavCog, a smartphone app that utilizes bluetooth beacons placed throughout the airport to provide turn by turn navigation to gates. We applaud creators of techRead More …


Tipping tips

As a visually impaired traveler, I personally find it important to “pay it forward” by tipping those who help me out, as to give visually impaired travelers “cred”. If I can tip someone who helps me to the gate for my flight and that makes them more enthusiastic about helpingRead More …


El Paso joins growing list of airports to enhance accessibility to visually impaired travelers

The aira cellphone app (https://aira.io/) charges a monthly subscription to connect those who are visually impaired to a trained agent to help them see using the cell phone camera. Recently El Paso International Airport partnered with aira to allow visually impaired travelers to use the service for free while inRead More …


Tucson International Airport adds service that helps visually impaired navigate facility

Bravo Tucson International Airport! Way to be an industry leader and support your visually impaired community with this new service! Blind and low-vision passengers will get free help navigating Tucson International Airport with a system that connects them via mobile phone networks to a personal airport guide. from Tucson.com https://tucson.com/business/tucson-international-airport-adds-service-that-helps-visually-impaired-navigate/article_1fb92033-efae-537d-bd74-70b89568be49.html


Paying it forward

As a visually impaired traveler, I fully understand that the airline staff is going to be spending more time with me than the average customer. In situations where volume throughput of guests is required, such as the Skycap, consider tipping a bit more than the average guest would, it doesn’tRead More …


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