Don L. and Barbara E. Buckel
619 / 443-5221
8419 Vista del Cajon Pl.
Lakeside, CA 92040
Dear Planet Mobility,
To whom it may concern,
We purchased a Refurbished Easy Light Deluxe Scooter from your
firm, with the intent of taking it on our 50th
anniversary cruise. My wife has a serious difficulty walking
any distance at all, and this seemed to be the answer to our
concerns. We had some hesitation as to whether or not we
would be able to take the scooter on the plane and the cruise
ship. We were assured however, it would not be a problem, so
long as a Disability [Handicapped] Card could be produced.
We were received and treated very graciously by the Airlines,
who allowed the scooter to be ridden right up to the door of
the aircraft. At that point they it carried down to the cargo
area. We had a change of aircraft, mid flight, but upon
arriving at our destination in Florida, they brought the
scooter up to the door of the aircraft. There was another
person with a scooter, on that flight, as well.
Our experience on board the cruise ship was greatly enhanced by the
fact that my wife had the use of this wonderful “Personal Mobility
Scooter.” As the ship was 950 feet long, and the amount of walking
was tremendous, she had the “Run of the ship,” and could “Do it all”
with joy. At no time were we made to feel uncomfortable by any
other passenger or crew member, because of our scooter – on the
contrary, everyone was quite accommodating and gracious.
We had reserved a Cabin for the handicapped, therefore it’s doors
were extra wide, and there was plenty of space in the cabin to turn
it around and park it.
The only confusion, on the entire trip, was “How the scooter was to
be used, or otherwise stored,” when we would take the tour bus.
There is no place to temporarily park it on board – so what to do?
They finally said, we could park it at the foot of the gangway,
remove the battery and leave that with security on the ship. But
that too proved to be no problem, as we were able to take it with us
on the tour buses, stowed in the huge luggage compartment
underneath. In Aruba, and again in another Mexican Port, my wife
rode the scooter all around the town.
Without a doubt, this Scooter made all the difference in the world
for my wife, for she was able to fully enjoy the trip. We saw so
many elderly seniors, who were unable to do ten percent of the
things we did, because of their inability to walk. Many of them
asked about our scooter, and we were happy to recommend it. And we
told several of them where they could get a folding scooter just
Would we buy this
scooter again? Yes, in a heartbeat.
Don and Barbara E.