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How do you get to use a golf cart at an airport?

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ThomasRichard Wed 25-May-16 11:22:06

Do you just flag them down, or do they have to be pre-arranged? I have a short transfer at Scipol coming up and I have awful memories of running through CDG's incredibly long terminal, with carts whizzing past me, arriving at my next gate to see the plane taxi-ing away.

corlette Wed 25-May-16 11:29:46

The one time I used a golf buggy at the airport, it was pre arranged.
I had a spinal injury and Emirates arranged pick up at my gate of arrival at Dubai and whizzed me to the gate of my departing flight. I had to do the arranging pre flight though and I provided doctors letters etc.
Check with your airline if they can arrange a buggy.

Rosa Wed 25-May-16 11:31:43

They are for people who need assistance normally slow walkers or people who have difficulites . They have to be requested in advance via the airline ...But this can mean that you are pre boarded and are last off.

ThomasRichard Wed 25-May-16 11:42:18

Ah ok, I thoguht that might be the case. I don't have any mobility difficulties. I can get a meet & greet but it costs quite a bit. Apparently Schipol is quite a bit smaller so it should be do-able.

IceMaiden73 Thu 26-May-16 08:37:05

They need to be prebooked and are for people with mobility issues x

OldBeanbagz Thu 26-May-16 08:42:30

From recent experience i would say that Schiphol is an oasis of calm compared to CDG. How long do you have between flights?

ThomasRichard Fri 27-May-16 12:03:30

40 minutes. I'm transferring back through CDG but I have a longer stopover.

mrsmortis Tue 31-May-16 12:12:37

Where are you going? If you are going into Schengen then you'll need to go through passport (but there is no second lot of security at Schipol any more - yay!). 40 mins is a short transfer. Make sure you use the short connections queue at security. And be prepared to run.

I've got a 50 min connection there this Saturday morning and I'm preparing for the same thing.

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