What Air Plane Seat is Your Favorite? Planning an Air Medical Escort Trip
Last week on the blog, we discussed a new type of plane that would make flights for our clients with air medical escorts more enjoyable. As a medical transportation company, we are always traveling whether it be air ambulance, medical motor coach, or on commercial airliners. One fact that never changes, regardless of the type of medical transport, advanced planning is a must.
When we travel on commercial airlines as an air medical escort, we prefer to sit in first class. This preference isn't due to the luxurious surrounding or the better food, although our patients enjoy both, it is because the first class surroundings allow us to provide better care. The wider seats make positioning our patients easier. In addition, the increased proximity to the restrooms and the on plane medical equipment make our care more efficient. When patient's families fly with us, we prefer they also sit in first class since the airlines limit movement between classes. Buying multiple tickets together can be tricky and that is why we begin planning the minutes our contract is signed.
A recent infographic from the UK shows the extent airline passengers will go to simply to get a preferred seat. 8% admit to flirting with the ground crew, while another 5% flirt with other passengers in an attempt to move seats. 5% pretend to be celebrities. 10% of people even admit to physically shuffling others to get to a seat! We are pleased at MedFlight911, that our expertise and planning, we have never needed to flirt to get our patient a seat. Advanced planning while working with airline's medical departments has always led to comfortable and safe flights for our clients.
To find out more about our air medical escort services, call us at 888.359.1911 for a no obligation medical transport quote.