For Christmas in 2015, I went to visit my family for two weeks. Cameron was unable to come with me because he had work commitments. So I flew to Tasmania on my own. It was very daunting, as it was the first time I had flown with a baby and as a legally blind person.
It turned out to be much easier and stressfree than what I thought. I caught the Bendigo airport bus straight to the Tullamarine airport. A lovely man from the salvation army service at the airport was there to greet me at the bus. He had a trolley for my bags and wheeled them and directed me to the check-in for Regional Express. He then took me to the food court to get something to eat and took me to the lounge. He came back an hour later to check that I was okay.
Staff from Regional Express assisted me with getting onto the plane. It was seamless and easy! I much prefer to use the services available, rather then get a family member or friend to take me as it takes the stress out of finding a carpark, waiting in queues and finding the gate in the new terminal.
The salvation army service at the Melbourne Tullamarine airport helps out anyone in need. It is not only for people with disabilities. It could be children, a mother with three kids on their own or someone who just wants help to get around the airport. Click here for more information on the Salvation Army service.