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We have wheelchairs available for use at each of our airports. Upon arrival at the airport, notify a skycap or United representative that you require a wheelchair for transportation to the departure gate. The usual width of these wheelchairs is 18 inches (45.7 cm).
We also offer aisle wheelchairs for transferring non-ambulatory customers to and from their seats on the aircraft.
Every aircraft with more than 60 seats has an onboard wheelchair. These wheelchairs are specially designed to fit the aisle of our aircraft and may be used to access the lavatory. Our inflight personnel are trained in the use of this wheelchair and will assist you.
Some domestic and international airports may not have jet-bridges available. In these stations, a passenger assist lift (PAL), mechanical lift, ramp or a stair chair physically carried by airline personnel (in international locations only), may be used for boarding and deplaning.
Electric cart (e-cart) service
Various facilities throughout our system provide electric carts within the terminals for semi-ambulatory customers who need assistance with distance transportation.