How to prepare for a trip when I am a blind person?
- As in the case of people with reduced mobility, it is worth reporting to the carrier that you are blind or visually impaired before going to the airport. This will allow for the proper preparation of airport and aircraft service by granting a free BLND (Blind) service status.
- The employees of the PRM (Passenger Reduced Mobility) cell also take care of the blind or visually impaired at the airport. They escort the passenger from the meeting point within the airport to the seat on the plane, then pick up the passenger upon arrival and escort him to the airport exit.
- Many airlines also have the right to take a guide dog (SVAN - Service Animal) on board for blind or partially sighted passengers. It should be remembered that the dog meets the entry requirements to the destination country, has a valid rabies vaccination, and is equipped with a harness and a muzzle. Information on transporting the carrier's dog is available at the airline's ticket office / call center.
- To travel by plane, a blind or visually impaired person does not need any additional accessories apart from those used on a daily basis when moving outside the home.
The same applies to the issue of air travel of deaf and deaf passengers. In their case, service-status DEAF is used instead of service-status BLND.