Standardised special service request codes used in international air travel
|WCHR (wheelchair ramp)||The passenger can walk short distances and ascend short flights of stairs. A wheelchair is only needed for longer distances.|
|WCHS (wheelchair stairs)||The passenger is unable to ascend steps but can walk short distances.|
|WCHC (wheelchair cabin)||
The passenger cannot walk or ascend steps. A wheelchair is needed at all times. The following codes are used for wheelchairs:
|BLND (blind)||Blind passenger|
|DPNA||Passenger with mental disability or retarded development. This includes learning difficulties, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Down's syndrome.|
Before you start your journey, please find out what medical certificates you need to show.
The day before your departure, you should contact your airline again and make sure that your special requirements have been taken into account for the flight.