7 Wheelchair-Friendly Airports in the US

12.8.2015
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Most airports throughout the US offer accommodations to wheelchair users to make traveling a comfortable experience. But there’s a handful of airports that stand out among the rest. These facilities all offer things like accessible ground transportation and spacious lounges and restaurants. Experienced wheelchair user and world traveler, Cory Lee, lists 7 US airports along with their additional amenities that make wheelchair travel even better.

Los Angeles International Airport (California)
– companion care restrooms (located in terminals 2 and 6)
– pet parks for service pets

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Arizona)
– comfortable restrooms and family lounges
– pet park for service pets
– medical facilities

John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York)
– accessible vehicles for rent
– pet relief areas
– medical centers
– restrooms for wheelchair users in each terminal

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Georgia)
– pet assistance services
– medical care services
– accessible companion care restrooms (at gates T-11, A-8, C-11, D-5, and D-31)
– telephone booths designed for wheelchair users

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (Illinois)
– medical services
– Purple Airline program (offers assistance to people with disabilities for things like security checks and transportation to terminals)

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Texas)
– massage services
– kids play area
– animal relief area
– medical services
– companion care restroom facilities
– special phone booths

San Francisco International Airport (California)
– medical services
– video and audio paging services
– wheelchair services
– personal care assistants

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